Paris attack: Man shot, arrested on French motorway

Six officers were injured in the town of Levallois-Perret

Officers are seen securing the area after this morning's attack

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Police say they have wounded and arrested a man who could be involved in this morning's attack on soldiers near Paris.

The man was intercepted in northern France, near the town of Boulogne-sur-Mer, while driving a car which may have been used to carry out the attack.

He was shot six times by officers during the exchange, with an officer also hit in the crossfire.

Officials are now probing his links to the attack earlier today, which saw a man slam a BMW into a detachment of soldiers in the town of Levallois-Perret, injuring six of them before fleeing.

A source close to the investigation told the Daily Mail: "The suspect was driving a black BMW identical to the one used in the attack on the soldiers.

"Its number plate was recorded by video surveillance, and put out to police forces around the country."

Officials have said the attack was deliberate and counterterrorism officers are currently probing the incident.