Police open fire on car that tried to crash Tour de France barricade

BREAKING NEWS: Police open fire on car that tried to crash into Tour de France barriers
File picture of the Place de la Concorde (Picture: PA)

Police have opened fire on a car that tried to crash through the barricades at the end of the Tour de France cycling race route.

Officers shot at the car in the Place de la Concorde just hours before the final arrival of the bikers.

Luc Poignant, a spokesman with the SGP police union, said the car escaped with its two occupants apparently unharmed after coming under fire on Sunday in the Place de la Concorde, where the cyclists make their final triumphant rounds to conclude the race.

Poignant said officers were finishing setting up the barricades for the race when the car tried to crash through the barriers. Officers opened fire on the car, which ultimately drove away.

Poignant told the BFM television network that no officers were injured.

An eyewitness said: ‘Shots were heard just after 8am.

‘A car seemed to be involved in some kind of accident, and then tried to get through a security barrier.

‘Police tried to stop it, but when the driver refused he drove in their direction and then the shots were fired.’

 

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26 July 2015 | 9:28 am – Source: metro.co.uk

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