With the French Presidential elections less than one week away tragedy struck the country.
A lone gunman opened fire before being killed as he fled the scene, police say. The Champs-Elysees was sealed off.
President Francois Hollande said that he was convinced the attack was “terrorist-related”.
So-called Islamic State (IS) said that one of its “fighters” had carried out the attack.
Several candidates in Sunday’s presidential election have ended their campaigns early as a mark of respect, with the centre-right’s François Fillon calling on others to halt theirs too.
“On the face of it, the officers were deliberately targeted,” Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said.
Because of its worldwide renown and its large number of visitors, the Champs-Elysees has long been seen as a potential target.
Recently, Light of Mary weighed in on events to happen in France.
“Pray for France, you will cry.” Light of Mary-April 16, 2017
“Pray My children, pray for France, terror comes out in the sight of all.” Light of Mary -March 28, 2017
“Pray My children, pray for France. That Nation’s cry will shake Humanity.” Light of Mary-March 18, 2017