Report: Paris attacker dead after fiery explosion

A man who intentionally crashed his vehicle into a police van in the busy Paris tourist area Monday afternoon is now reported to be dead.

The impact reportedly caused a huge “fireball,” and it was discovered that the attacking vehicle contained a “gas bomb.” The driver, who had a gun on his body, as well as “numerous weapons” found in the trunk of the car, was badly burned in the explosion.

A video has surfaced showing officers ripping the clothes off the unconscious driver on the sidewalk, checking for further explosive devices.

No police officers of other passers-by were injured in the attack, the Paris police department has reported.

The attack occurred on Champs-Elysees Avenue, a busy tourist and shopping district in Paris.

It has been reported that the driver was a 31-year-old man from a Paris suburb who had been “flagged for extremism.”

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