A French cop was fatally stabbed and her assailant was shot dead Friday inside a police station near the famed Rambouillet Chateau about an hour outside center-city Paris, authorities said.
A police official with a gun near the area where the woman was stabbed. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
The fatal encounter unfolded just after 2 p.m. in the quiet commune southwest of France’s capital city, according to authorities.
President of Ile-de-France region Valerie Pecresse walks toward members of the media at the cordoned-off area where an attacker stabbed a female police administrative worker.REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
The slain officer was 49 years old and worked as an administrative employee at the police station, which is just a short walk from the renowned 14th-century chateau, authorities said.
A police officer stands guard in the area where the attack occurred.REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
The motive was unclear, but authorities were probing whether the attack was linked to terrorism.
The officer who was killed worked