Police in Paris have shot and killed a man reported to be trying to attack a police station on the anniversary of the charlie Hebdo attacks.

The man was reported to be wielding a meat cleaver, wearing a dummy suicide vest, and shouted “Allahu Akbar!” (God is Great) outside a police station in Goutte d’Or, in the 18th district in northern Paris, before police shot and killed him.

The attack came minutes after French President Francois Hollande made a public address to praise the work of police officers in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack, where Islamist militants murdered 17 people in a series of attacks across Paris.

The Paris prosecutor’s office has opened a terrorism investigation into today’s incident after a piece of paper with the Islamic State’s black flag was found on the attacker’s body.

Following the attack, French officials boosted security at schools and public transport networks in and around Paris.



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