French police hunting second suspect after Paris attack: official

News 21 Apr 2017

left right Masked police stand on top of their vehicle on the Champs Elysees Avenue after a policeman was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting incident in Paris, France, April 20, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann 1/5 left right Police secure the Champs Elysees Avenue after one policeman was killed and another wounded in a shooting incident in Paris, France, April 20, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann 2/5 left right Police secure the Champs Elysee Avenue after a shooting incident in Paris, France, April 20, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann 3/5 left right Police secure a side street as other conduct an investigation on the Champs Elysees Avenue after a shooting incident in Paris, France, April 20, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann 4/5 left right People raise their arms to show their hands as they walk towards police on a side road near the Champs Elysees Avenue after a shooting incident in Paris, France, April 20, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier 5/5

PARIS French police were on Friday hunting a second suspect in connection with the fatal shooting of a policeman in Paris, French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said.

Speaking on Europe 1 radio after Thursday's shootout on the Champs Elysees shopping street, in which an assailant was also killed, Brandet said a second man had been identified by Belgian security officials and flagged to French authorities.

(Reporting by Yves Clarisse; Writing by Andrew Callus; Editing by Laurence Frost)

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