Police open fire on car carrying 9 migrants in Calais – reports

A car carrying nine Iraqi and Afghan migrants tried to plow through a police roadblock in the northern French city of Calais on Saturday.

As the car, which was reportedly carrying smugglers, sped towards police, officers had to use their weapons to force the car to stop and at least one officer was injured in the incident, according to French broadcaster LCI.

“The vehicle hit an officer, whose knee was slightly injured. The officers opened fire,” a local official told AFP. After the car was stopped, the nine migrants were arrested.