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Employee kills 4 officers at Paris police HQ

Armed police officers and soldiers patrol after an incident at the police headquarters after in Paris, Oct. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

PARIS (AP) -- A French police union official says four police officers have died in a knife attack carried out by an administrator at the Paris police headquarters. The attacker was shot to death.

    Union official Loic Travers said the attack on Thursday appears to have begun in an office and continued elsewhere inside the large compound across the street from Notre Dame Cathedral.

    Travers says the motive is unknown, but the employee allegedly responsible for the violence apparently never posed any problems before.

    He says he can't remember an attack on police officers of this magnitude.

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