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Dozens of people launch 'violent attack' on Paris police station

October 11, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

French authorities decried the attack, which took place in Champigny-sur-Marne, a suburb located roughly 12.5 kilometers (7.8 miles) to the south east of the city center.

(CNN)Dozens of people attacked a police station in Paris on Saturday night, launching projectiles at the building and attempting to force their way in with metal bars.

In a tweet on Saturday, authorities confirmed that the unknown attackers had launched a variety of projectiles in a "violent attack" against the the building, and tried to storm the building.

Police said no one was injured and an investigation to identify the perpetrators is underway.

Two police officers who were smoking outside just had time to confine themselves safely in the entrance hall, according to BFMTV.

French Interior Minister GĂ©rald Darmanin has labeled the attackers as "little bullies" and offered his "complete support" to the police.

Laurent Jeanne, the Mayor of Champigny, told BFMTV Sunday that the "we are clearly talking about a very organized attack," adding that in recent days "there has been a certain tension between people who instil a certain desire to do battle with the police. "

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