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France: Police union leader urges Paris to keep calm at site of slain officer's shooting01:24

France: Police union leader urges Paris to keep calm at site of slain officer's shooting

France, Paris
April 21, 2017 at 13:15 GMT -00:00 · Published

Secretary General of the 'Alternative' police union Denis Jacob laid flowers in honour of the officer killed during a deadly shooting at the Champs-Elysees a day earlier, in central Paris, Friday.

Jacob stated that "there is anger because I believe we can improve the work of our intelligence services.” However, he stressed that the French people "should come together" before adding "we are in a difficult period now with the elections so we will wait for the election of a new president."

The secretary general of the police union called to stay calm following the attack, saying, "I think we shouldn't fall into “psychosis. It is not necessary to be overly concerned and always think there is someone over your shoulder trying to kill you.”

The shooting, which took place at the Champs-Elysees on Thursday evening, left one police officer dead and two more injured. The assailant was reportedly shot and killed by police while attempting to run away. Overnight, armed police raided property at the town of Chelles reported to be the family house of the main suspect, identified as Karim Cheurfi, a 39-year-old with a previous police record.

France: Police union leader urges Paris to keep calm at site of slain officer's shooting01:24
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Secretary General of the 'Alternative' police union Denis Jacob laid flowers in honour of the officer killed during a deadly shooting at the Champs-Elysees a day earlier, in central Paris, Friday.

Jacob stated that "there is anger because I believe we can improve the work of our intelligence services.” However, he stressed that the French people "should come together" before adding "we are in a difficult period now with the elections so we will wait for the election of a new president."

The secretary general of the police union called to stay calm following the attack, saying, "I think we shouldn't fall into “psychosis. It is not necessary to be overly concerned and always think there is someone over your shoulder trying to kill you.”

The shooting, which took place at the Champs-Elysees on Thursday evening, left one police officer dead and two more injured. The assailant was reportedly shot and killed by police while attempting to run away. Overnight, armed police raided property at the town of Chelles reported to be the family house of the main suspect, identified as Karim Cheurfi, a 39-year-old with a previous police record.

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