Police open fire on car ‘trying to crash Tour de France barriers’

Paris police have opened fire on a car that tried to crash a barricade set up on Place de la Concorde ahead of the final arrival of the Tour de France cycling race, a police official said Sunday.

The shooting incident took place as the French capital is on maximum alert to welcome the final stage of the Tour de France.

Luc Poignant, a spokesman with the SGP police union, said officers were finishing setting up the barricades for the race when the car tried to crash through the barriers. Officers opened fire on the car, which ultimately drove away.


Nothin to see here…

  • ontario john

    I’m sure it has nothing to do with islam. Probably a symptom of global warming.

  • Jordanwashington

    ………..1=39Now Get this blazingcatfur

  • wallyj180

    Nothing to see here at all.

    The inspector in charge, Jacques Clouseau, said ” It was an auto, not a beumb. You can’t drive a beumb.”

  • Millie_Woods

    Officers opened fire on the car, which ultimately drove away.

    And they all lived happily ever after.

    • Pursuit is so “English”

    • Alain

      They really need more target practice when the driver was still able to drive away.

  • Waffle

    The last time I saw Paris . . . was 1989. Au revoir.

    • Gary

      Muslims have found out how to get into Canada as refugees from France , the scam is for the women with niqabs and hijabs to arrive in canada by Plane to make their claim to get Welfare and housing while their Muslim lawyer bilks the system too and declares France as hostile for devout muslim women with head coverings because of the islamophobia .

      Leave it to allah’s parasites to find a way to avoid working while getting welfare to donate towards terrorism in the grand global jihad.
      They love Justin and his pro-sharia support to one day sanction murdering gays and the child-bride pedophilia to emulate their prophet.

  • simus1

    Gendarmes set up their own barricades?
    Have firearms ready for action?
    Car escapes?
    Je dois mes doutes a ce sujet.

  • mobuyus

    Sometimes the simplest explanation is the reality. Maybe it was just a late entry to the race.

    • Occam’s razor.

      • Millie_Woods

        In this case, Occam’s racer.

        • Surele Surele

          with his bike in the car, I suppose.

  • lolwut?

    Love the Reuters version of the story.


    “This is a minor incident. It wasn’t aimed at the Tour de France, it’s
    not terrorism, it’s just a simple refusal to comply, as there are many
    every day,”

    So cops in France are opening up on cars everyday?

  • Gary

    Is Lance still bitter ?

    • David

      nah, he won it seven times in a row. beat the euros at their own game.