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Armed police fire shots at car at finish line of Tour De France in Paris

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Armed police fire shots at car at finish line of Tour De France in Paris

Armed police officers have fired shots at a car that had purposely driven at barriers being installed at the finish line of the Tour De France in Paris.

Luc Poignant, a spokesman with the SGP police union, said the car escaped with its two occupants apparently unharmed after coming under fire  in the Place de la Concorde, where the cyclists make their final triumphant rounds to conclude the race.

Poignant said officers were finishing setting up the barricades for the race when the car tried to crash through the barriers.

Officers opened fire on the car, which ultimately drove away.

Poignant told the BFM television network that no officers were injured.