Terrified workers in Paris’s business district were warned not to leave their office after a gunmen was seen outside – just hours after a female police officer was shot dead by a ‘North African wielding an assault rifle’.
Workers in Paris’s business district La Defense received an email this morning, warning them to stay in their offices as an armed gunman had been spotted in the area, French newspaper Le Figaro reported.
The email was sent the same morning a police officer, who has not been named, died after being attacked just before dawn in Montrouge, a suburb in the south of the French capital.
The street cleaner – who stepped in and confronted the gunmen – is also said to be in a serious condition, after he was shot in the face.
This shooting came less than 24 hours after the massacre at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, which left 12 dead – including two police officers.
It is not known if the two attacks are linked.