A French cop was fatally stabbed and her assailant was shot dead Friday inside a police station near the famed Rambouillet Chateau about an hour outside center-city Paris, authorities said.
The fatal encounter unfolded just after 2 p.m. in the quiet commune southwest of France’s capital city, according to authorities.
The slain officer was 49 years old and worked as an administrative employee at the police station, which is just a short walk from the renowned 14th-century chateau, authorities said.
The motive was unclear, but authorities were probing whether the attack was linked to terrorism.
“We are in a state of astoundment,” Karl Olive, vice president of the regional council, said on BFM television.
With Associated Press