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Thursday 8 December 2016

Paris police open fire on Tour route

Paris police officers have opened fire on a car that tried to crash through barricades about eight hours before the final stage of the Tour de France.

The car escaped with its two occupants apparently unharmed after coming under fire at around 11am in the Place de la Concorde. Police are hunting for the people in the car.

Police were setting up barricades for the race when the car tried to crash through. Officers opened fire on the car, which ultimately drove away.

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