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Monday, 19 June 2017 | MYT 11:17 PM

Champs Elysees incident appears deliberate act: French interior ministry

PARIS (Reuters) - A driver appeared to deliberately crash his car into a police van on the French capital's Champs Elysees avenue on Monday, the interior ministry said, and the Paris prosecutor's anti-terrorism unit said it had opened an investigation.

"It looks like this was a deliberate act," Interior Ministry Spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told reporters at the scene.

Brandet said it was very likely that the driver, who had been armed, was dead.

(Reporting by Michel Rose and Ingrid Melander; writing by Richard Lough)

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