Attempted Attack in Paris Leaves Driver Dead [VIDEO]

by Deanna Fisher on June 19, 2017

What might have been a catastrophic suicide attack via car bomb on Paris’s Champs-Élysées has ended without any police or civilian injuries, and the alleged driver of the car dead.

Police response at the Avenue des Champs-Élysées (photo: EPA)

A car deliberately hit a police van before bursting into flames on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in central Paris, police officials say.
The driver died in the incident. Police found a Kalashnikov rifle, handguns and gas bottles in the car.
“Security forces have been targeted in France once again,” Interior Minister Gérard Collomb said, calling it an “attempted attack”.
No law enforcement officers or civilian bystanders were hurt.

The attacker is being identified as a 31 year old “known extremist,” though his name has not been publicly released yet.

A witness, who was just 20 metres from the incident, said: ‘Large bangs followed by what sounded like shots fired near a car with smoke coming out of it on Champs Elysees.’
He added that one person was on the ground and that everyone in the area was told to run.
A journalist who happened to be in the area at the time said the man deliberately crashed his car into the van causing his vehicle to be set alight.
Officers leapt into action and broke the car window to drag him from the flames.


Police immediately stripped the driver, who died at the scene, to make sure that he was unarmed and not wearing a suicide vest. It is unknown at this time whether it was the collision that killed him, or the car fire.


Paris continues to remain on alert, but we can all be thankful that this time, no police or civilians were harmed.

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Scott June 19, 2017 at 11:58 am

ok, i know the answer, but i still have to ask… WHY are all these “known extremists” stil stealing our oxygen.. if they’re KNOWN, they need to be DEAD!!! I’t not a matter of IF with these scum, it’s a matter of WHEN, so we need to remove them from the gene pool before they can make their attacks!

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GWB June 19, 2017 at 12:34 pm

At a minimum, remove them from the target zone (e.g., your country). Send them away, back whence they came.

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GWB June 19, 2017 at 12:42 pm

Thank G-d most of these folks are terribly incompetent when it comes to making their weapons. I’m not sure anyone who has tried the “gas bottles” approach to bomb-making has done so successfully. Maybe they all watch too much tv, where all car collisions end with something going KABOOM!, so their expectations are all wrong. (Also, some number of them can’t do math – witness the handsful that go kablooie before they reach their destinations.)

But now we will get the van attack in England tossed out there as an example of “escalating the violence” or some such, in order to make the West to blame for fundamentalist Islam’s crimes.

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Mike June 19, 2017 at 11:38 pm

This could be stopped but for governments insatiable appetite for cheap labor. Countries could further require Islam to separate it’s political aspect from its religious aspect. The collateral damage is acceptable to them and provides great distraction from their nepharious deeds ( did you see Obama’s minions carting off boxes of classified documents to his uncompleted library to decompose for up to 12 years?)

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twolaneflash June 21, 2017 at 7:15 am

Separate politics and religion in islam? Might as well try to separate the stink from sh…

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