Paris police station targeted in 'violent attack'

Dozens of people attacked a police station in Parys Saterdagaand, launching projectiles at the building and attempting to force their way in with metal bars.

French authorities decried the attack, which took place in Champigny-sur-Marne, a suburb located roughly 12.5 kilometers (7.8 myl) to the south east of the city center.
In a tweet on Saturday, authorities confirmed that the unknown attackers had launched a variety of projectiles in aviolent attackagainst the the building, and tried to storm the building.
The motive for the attack was not immediately clear. Police said no one was injured and an investigation to identify the perpetrators is underway.
    A group of around 40 people tried to storm the commissariat shortly before midnight, striking the window of the entrance door with iron bars, BFMTV reported.
    Two police officers who were smoking outside just had time to confine themselves safely in the entrance hall, according to BFMTV. Multiple police vehicles were also damaged.
    French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin has labeled the attackers aslittle bulliesand offered hiscomplete supportto the police.
      Darmanin said he would visit the investigating team in Champigny once they had completed their investigation, adding that he had demanded from themthe greatest firmness” in “identifying the troublemakers.
      Laurent Jeanne, the Mayor of Champigny, told BFMTV Sunday that thewe are clearly talking about a very organized attack,” adding that in recent daysthere has been a certain tension between people who instil a certain desire to do battle with the police.

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