After the terrorist attack on the Champs Elysees France fully employ its security forces, including elite units. More than 50 thousand policemen and gendarmes will be mobilized in the coming days, to ensure the security of the presidential election, scheduled for April 23.
"Nothing can stop the democratic process"
"Nothing should prevent the fundamental democratic process in our country. Our task is not to succumb to fear and intimidation, which could play into the hands of the enemy," — said the Prime Minister of France Bernard Cazeneuve after an emergency meeting of the Council on defense and national security.
The attack on the police occurred on the evening of April 20. According to preliminary information, the attacker opened a police car fire from the automatic weapon. As a result, one employee was killed and two were injured. The offender acted alone and was shot by police while trying to escape. Law enforcement agencies reported that he may have been accomplices.
The Prosecutor's office found in the car of the assailant on the Champs Elysees pump-action gun and several knives. The Minister of internal Affairs of Belgium Jan Jambon said that the offender was a citizen of France.