En bilfører forsøkte søndag å kjøre gjennom en sikkerhetssperring rundt Tours de France-løpet i Paris. Mistanken om terror er tilstede, men ennå ikke bekreftet.
Tvert imot er det slik at mediene iler til med å forsikre at det ikke var terror, slik BBC gjør, selv om det fremgår av fakta at man ennå ikke vet og det foreligger flere mistenkelige omstendigheter:
Episoden fant sted på Place de la Concorde, like i nærheten av den ameriakanske ambassaden. Hvem roter seg inn i dette strøket når Tour de France-løpet skal gå, og hvem forsøker å kjøre ned en politisperring hvis han han kjørt feil?
Oppførselen er merkelig. At politiet åpnet ild sier også noe om hvor alvorlig de vurderte situasjonen.
Police in France are searching for the driver of a vehicle that tried to crash through a barricade for the Tour de France which ends in Paris later.
The incident on the Champs-Elysees took place at about 08:00 local time as the security barriers were beginning to go up.
Officers opened fire on the car to try to stop it but it drove away.
BBC Paris correspondent Hugh Schofield reports there is no suggestion of terrorism as a motive.
He says the car first hit a parked vehicle in the Place de la Concorde.
Trying to speed away, the driver tried to pass through a police cordon that was being put in place ahead of the final stage of the tour.
There was no exchange of fire and our correspondent suggests it could have been a reveller driving home from a night out.
Daily Mail lyder mer dramatisk:
An eye-witness.described how they heard shots being fired at 8am.
‘A car seemed to be involved in some kind of accident, and then tried to get through a security barrier’, they told MailOnline.
‘Police tried to stop it, but when the driver refused he drove in their direction and then the shots were fired.’
Early reports suggest there was a second man in the car, and the driver was thought to have been wounded in the shooting.