ISIS is claming responsibility for the deadly attack on the City of Light. Yesterday’s shooting on the historic Champs-Elysees in Paris left at least one police officer dead and two others wounded.
An apparent terror attack at one of Paris’ most storied landmarks has forced an early end to campaigning in Sunday’s presidential election, but the murder of a cop on the Champs-Elysees could have a huge effect on the race even as candidates are silenced.
The police officer was shot in the head Thursday by a reported Islamic radical known to authorities in what appears to be the latest terror attack in the City of Lights. With Sunday’s first-round voting pitting hard-liner Marine Le Pen against a crowded field of 11 that includes a Republican, a centrist and a socialist, the event is likely to bolster National Front nominee Le Pen, analysts have said.