Daily Mail: The dramatic moment a French police officer checks for a suicide bomb as he cuts the clothes off a driver who has just rammed a police van on the Champs-Élysées
* Car burst into flames moments after impact in the Paris tourist hotspot which is the main shopping district
* The driver, who police believe to be dead, was carrying a gun when he crashed into the police van deliberately
* Witness said he heard shots being fired and saw smoke coming from the car after the collision this afternoon
* People were seen fleeing the area as police officers armed with machine guns attempted to get them to safety
A driver with a gun has been arrested after ramming a police van on the Champs-Élysées.
His car burst into flames moments after impact and was left seriously injured.
A police officer was videoed stripping clothes from the unconscious assailant to check for a suicide bomb and officials believe he is 'probably' dead.
A witness in the capital said he heard shots being fired and smoke coming from one of the vehicles.
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Update: According to Reuters and France 24 the driver is dead.
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