Created on Sunday, 18 January 2015 19:12
Written by Yaakov Levi - Arutz Sheva
hit and run
Paris could be facing yet another terror attack Thursday, officials said, after a policewoman was run down and injured outside French President Francois Hollande’s residence, according to French media.
While police have not said whether they are treating it as a terror attack, witnesses told French media that the driver had run the policewoman down intentionally.
Paris – and all of France – is on high alert after one of the most difficult weeks
in the country in recent years. A total of 17 people were killed in separate attacks last week – 12 at the offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine, and four at the Hyper Cacher kosher market. The killer who invaded the market, Amedy Coulibaly
, killed a French policewoman a day earlier as well.
In protest, millions of people
gathered in protest Sunday, expressing solidarity with the victims.
As such, there was a heavy police presence outside the palace, even in the early morning hours of Thursday, when the incident took place.
After hitting the policewoman, the four people in the vehicle immediately jumped out and fled. Two got away, but police arrested two others, who are being questioned. Police are searching for the other two as well.
According to eyewitnesses, the attack was deliberate.
Speaking to radio network Europe 1, a police spokesperson said that the policewoman “says that the driver looked at her in the eye and did not pull on the brakes, and that he voluntarily hit her. Three witnesses nearby say the same thing.”