Trump on Paris Attack: "It Just Never Ends"

The attack on Champs Elysees come just three days before the first round of balloting in France's tense presidential election

The claim of responsibility came unusually swiftly for the group about the attack that killed a police officer and left two others gravely wounded Thursday. BFMTV reported that the killer was known to security administrations and had talked about killing police officers on message boards.

Hollande said he convened a meeting of France's defense council for Friday morning. He said the entire area is on lockdown and a full investigation will be carried out to figure out the motive.

Earlier Friday, interior ministry spokesman Pierre Henry Brandet told radio station France Info that a shotgun and knives had been found in the suspect's auto and that he had a long criminal record.

A auto stopped near a police van before the attack and was found abandoned.

Appalled by attack on #Paris police officers. Police sources had said earlier that the shooting could have been an attempt at an armed robbery.

The Paris prosecutor's office said counterterrorism investigators are involved in the probe of Thursday's attack.

The incident comes days ahead of the French election, which is to take place Sunday.

Archive reports by French newspaper Le Parisien say he was convicted of attacking a police officer in 2001.

The ISIS propaganda website stated the attacker was an ISIS fighter, claiming he went by the moniker "The Belgian".

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"We shall be of the utmost vigilance, especially in relation to the election", he said.

Police vehicles barricaded a local avenue and subway stations were sealed off.

Authorities are now searching the home of the gunman in the east of Paris.

Although the police have also confirmed the identity of the gunman, they are withholding his name to allow time to determine whether he had any accomplices, Paris Chief Prosecutor François Molins said at the crime scene.

Emergency vehicles blocked the wide avenue lined with shops that cuts across central Paris between the Arc de Triomphe and the Tuileries Gardens, normally packed with cars and tourists. At least three metro stations were closed, as informed by the Interior Ministry of France.

France has been under a state of emergency since 2015, and has lost more than 230 people over the past two years to terrorism attacks.

There are 11 total candidates, but the five front runners include Francois Fillon, Benoit Hamon, Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron and Jean-Luc Melenchon.

Witness Ogur Yilmaz told Eleanor he was leaving a cafe when he heard "two or three shots" and saw people fleeing.

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