A man was killed in a shoot-out on Friday after he attacked and badly injured a policewoman in western France, the country’s gendarmerie force said.
The suspect reportedly stole his victim’s weapon and fled the scene.
He was cornered after a manhunt and there was an exchange of fire as the gendarmerie force moved to arrest the suspect.
The suspect was killed and three French gendarmes were injured in the shoot-out.
The motive of the attacker was not known yet.
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced on Twitter that he visited the western town of La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, where the knife attack took place, in support of the police officers.
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