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A man shot dead outside a police station in northern Paris may have been wearing a suicide vest, it has been reported. Police union sources told Reuters the man attempted to enter the building with a knife before he was shot by officers, while Le Parisien reported that he was wearing an explosives vest.
Two officials have reportedly said the man had wires extending from his clothing and a bomb disposal team was sent to the scene.
The man was heard shouting “Allahu Akbar” as he approached, the interior ministry said.
The incident happened minutes after French President Francois Hollande paid tribute to police officers killed in the line of duty, including those killed in the Charlie Hebdo attacks exactly one year ago.