Paris Prosecutor: Identity of Man Killed in Paris Still Unclear

  • France faces terrorist threats that will continue for years
  • Threats may come from isolated and coordinated sources

The identity of the man who was shot as he tried to attack a Paris police station Thursday remains uncertain, Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said on France Inter radio today.

The attack may be an isolated one, Molins said. French police yesterday shot dead the man, who was armed with a butcher’s cleaver and was wearing a fake explosive device as he tried to enter a police station in northern Paris. This came on the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks.

“There is no reason to be optimistic” as more terrorist attacks may happen in France in coming years, Molins said. Threats are both isolated and coordinated, he said.

Molins said the Nov. 13 attacks in which 130 people died were coordinated and organized from Belgium.

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