20 December 2014
Last updated at 18:42
Forensic experts are now gathering evidence at the scene of the incident
Police in central France have shot dead a man who attacked them with a knife and shouted “Allahu Akbar!” (“God is great!”), French media report.
They quote a source as saying the attacker injured three police officers at Joue-les-Tours police station near the city of Tours before he was shot.
The assailant was a Burundi-born French national who had a criminal record, the source close to an investigation said.
Anti-terrorism investigators were now working at the scene, the source added.
In 2012, French Islamist Mohammed Merah killed seven people in the city of Toulouse. He was eventually killed after a 32-hour siege at his flat in the city.