Car loaded with weapons rams Paris police van

A spokesman for the Interior Ministry said the driver was “most likely dead” | Alain Jocard/AFP via Getty Images

Armed driver killed in the incident, which is being investigated by anti-terrorist prosecutors.

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A car loaded with weapons crashed into a police van on Paris’ Champs-Élysées on Monday and exploded, according to police quoted by France24.

“It appears to have been a deliberate act on the part of the individual,” said Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet, quoted by Reuters.

Brandet said the driver was “most likely dead” and the area was being checked for explosives.

The anti-terrorist section of the Paris public prosecutor’s office opened an investigation into the incident.

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