One dead, two wounded as Paris police come under fire on Champs-Elysees

A gunman opened fire on French police Thursday on Paris’s best-known boulevard, killing one officer and wounding two others before being fatally shot himself in an incident that raised the specter of renewed terrorism just three days before voters go to the polls to elect a new president.

The Islamic State promptly claimed responsibility for the attack, French news media reported. The gunman was slain while attempting to flee.

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Norway police neutralize explosive device, arrest suspect – NY Daily News

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — An explosive device found by a busy subway station in the Norwegian capital forced police to evacuate late night bars and restaurants, but officials said the device was neutralized and a suspect arrested.

Police Chief Vidar Pedersen confirmed that the device found Saturday night, initially described as “bomb-like,” was an explosive. The police Twitter account said it had been defused or neutralized.

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U.S. Teen Pleads Guilty to ISIS-Inspired Plot to Kill Pope Francis

The suspect hired a sniper, who was an undercover FBI agent, to kill the pontiff during a 2015 visit.

A teenager from New Jersey pleaded guilty Monday to a 2015 assassination plot, inspired by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and its focus a high-profile target: Pope Francis.

The pontiff visited the U.S. in 2015, parading in his open ‘Popemobile’ at a Mass held in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 27.

The U.S. Justice Department said it was here that Santos Colon, 15 years old at the time, attempted to recruit a sniper to shoot and kill the leader of the Catholic faith, who is revered by more than a billion followers.

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London attack: British police reportedly make arrests in raid on home | Fox News

British authorities reportedly made several arrests during an armed raid at a home Thursday in connection to the terror attack which left five people dead, including the police officer and the attacker.

Authorities cordoned off several roads in Birmingham, which is just over 100 miles from London, Sky News reported. London metro police said they were not “prepared to discuss the matter for operational reasons.”

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The Latest: Chinese citizen among injured in London attack

Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood, left, stands amongst the emergency services at the scene outside the Palace of Westminster, London, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. London police say they are treating a gun and knife incident at Britain’s Parliament “as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise.” The Metropolitan Police says in a statement that the incident is ongoing. It is urging people to stay away from the area. Officials say a man with a knife attacked a police officer at Parliament and was shot by officers. Nearby, witnesses say a vehicle struck several people on the Westminster Bridge. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP). (Associated Press)

China says one of its citizens was among 40 people injured in the attack outside Britain’s Parliament, and is urging Chinese nationals in the country to avoid crowded areas or traveling alone at night.

The Chinese Embassy in London said Thursday it was in touch with the family of the Chinese citizen injured in Wednesday’s attack. Its statement did not provide further details.

Chinese President Xi Jinping condemned the attack, sent condolences to Queen Elizabeth II and extended his regards to the families of those killed and injured.

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Latest: Man shot dead in Paris airport after grabbing a gun from anti-terror officer

The airport has been evacuated after the incident at the south terminal.

Update 10.50am:A man has been shot dead after grabbing a gun from a female anti-terror officer at Orly Airport in Paris.

Authorities say earlier, the man shot and injured a traffic officer, before escaping and driving to the terminal in a stolen car.

The airport has been evacuated, and flights are being diverted to Paris’ other airport – Charles de Gaulle.

Update 9.55am: Police in Paris are linking two shootings that took place in the city this morning, one at a police checkpoint and one at Orly Airport.

French police shot dead a man at Orly Airport after he grabbed a soldier’s gun, while a traffic officer was injured in the earlier incident.

Passengers at Orly described gunshots and panic.

A witness identified only as Dominque said on BFM television: “The soldiers took aim at the man, who in turn pointed the gun he had seized at the two soldiers.”

Another man said a group of three soldiers were targeted, and they tried to calm the man who had seized the weapon. Then the man said he heard two gunshots.

Another witness, identified as Patrick, said he was at the check-in counter when he saw someone come in from outside and the incident began.

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