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Paris police attack: Latest pictures from the scene

French police and security forces establish a security perimeter near Paris police headquarters. Image copyright EPA

A man carrying a knife has killed four people at the police headquarters in Paris where he worked, according to French media.

The attack happened at about 13:00 local time (11:00 GMT) in the courtyard of the building.

Passerby walk as police vehicle drive toward Paris after a fatal knife attacks. Image copyright AFP

The attacker, who has not been named, was shot dead by police. There has been no official statement as yet.

Emergency services are at the scene and investigators have cordoned off the surrounding area in the île de la Cité.

The attack occurred a short distance away from the Notre-Dame cathedral and other major tourist landmarks.

Firefighters walk near Paris police headquarters. Image copyright AFP
A rescue helicopter is seen after an attack on the police headquarters in Paris. Image copyright Reuters
Military forces patrol near Paris police headquarters. Image copyright EPA
French police and security forces establish a security perimeter near the police headquarters in Paris. Image copyright EPA
French police and security forces establish a security perimeter near Paris police headquarters. Image copyright EPA

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