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January 7, 2016 11:03 am

Man Wielding Knife, Wearing Fake Suicide Belt Shot Dead After Trying to Attack Paris Police Station

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A robot appears to be inspecting the body. of the dead attacker. The assailant was shot dead outside a police station in northern Paris. Photo: Twitter.

A robot appears to be inspecting the body of the dead attacker. The assailant was shot dead outside a police station in northern Paris. Photo: Twitter.

Officers fatally shot a man who was wielding a knife and yelling “Allahu akbar” as he tried to attack a police station in northern Paris on Thursday, setting off alarms as France marked the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

The attack, a few minutes before noon, prompted the closing of schools, shops and streets. The man’s body lay outside the police station, on the Rue de la Goutte d’Or. The authorities said the man, who was not identified, had lunged at an officer.

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