The knife attack occurred Thursday at a Paris police headquarters by a man believed to be an employee of law enforcement. City Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced that several officers lost their lives, including the perpetrator, who was eventually shot dead. The police department has yet to make a statement, but the violent incident is already resurrecting concerns about terrorism, considering France has become a prime target in recent years.
How are police responding? With heavy hearts and extra caution. Following the attack, a large number of police forces were deployed all across Île de la Cité, the neighborhood where it transpired.