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Man with cleaver killed by Paris police on anniversary of Charlie Hebdo attacks
By Atika Shubert and Tim Hume, CNN
Updated 1412 GMT (2212 HKT) January 7, 2016
- Police kill man with cleaver after he tried to enter a northern Paris police station, officials say
- Man reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar”; he was wearing a fake suicide “pouch,” official says
- Attack occurred on the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo killings in the city
(CNN)Police shot and killed a man wielding a cleaver Thursday after he tried to enter a northern Paris police station, French authorities said.
The man was shouting “Allahu Akbar,” Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told CNN affiliate BFMTV.
He wore a pouch of what appeared to be explosives, but it turned out to be fake, Paris prosecutor’s spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre told CNN.
The attack in Barbes, near the police station in Goutte D’Or, took place on the one-year anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo killings, the first of deadly jihadist attacks that have roiled the French capital over the past 12 months.