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Rouen: French police shoot knife-wielding man who tried set fire to a synagogue


A man who was trying to set fire to a synagogue in a French city has been shot dead. The stand-off between the individual and police heightened when the man, armed with a knife, moved towards police – prompting gunshots to be fired.

It happened in Rouen, Normandy, with Rouen Mayor Nicolas Mayer-Rossignaol saying the attack on the synagogue did not just affect the Jewish community, but had the entire city shocked, the BBC reports.

More to come.

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