Suspected attacker downed after driving into police car in Paris

PARIS (AP) - Paris police say a security operation is underway in the Champs-Elysees shopping district and are urging people to avoid the area.
   
The police department tweeted the warning Monday without providing further details. The high-end neighborhood is popular with tourists.
   
The reason for the operation remains unclear.
   
A subway station in the area is closed.
   
An attacker defending the Islamic State group shot and killed a police officer on the Champs-Elysees in April, days before a presidential election, prompting an extensive security operation. France is under a state of emergency after a string of deadly Islamic extremist attacks.

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