WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Heavily armed police ‘taser’ man near scene of Paris siege
Published 18/11/2015 | 13:19
INDEPENDENT.IE has obtained exclusive footage of six heavily armed French police officers appearing to taser a man on a Paris street.
The footage was shot near the scene of this morning’s dramatic siege in the French capital.
A witness filmed the footage from a first floor window of an apartment.
The footage shows six heavily armed police officer approach a man attempting to subdue him.
The man begins to back away from the officers – before one of them appears to deploy a taser.
Officers then pin the man to the ground.
It then appears that the man is arrested.
Separately, a woman wearing a suicide vest was among two suspects in the Paris attacks who were killed during a raid in a suburb of the French capital, police said.
The woman detonated the explosives as scores of officers raided a property in the northern suburb of Saint-Denis, officials said.
The police raid was confirmed over by 11.45am (local time), a Government spokesperson confirmed.
Police then raided a church in Paris. The raid was carried out at the Eglise Neuve church n Saint-Denis to catch fugitives from Friday night's deadly attacks in the French capital.
Earlier, seven more people were arrested following the shootout in Saint Denis, AFP has reported. Their identities are as yet unclear.
The suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, were believed to have been surrounded in today's siege in the suburb of Saint Denis, French police have said.
At least four police were injured during the raid, AFP reports.
One suspect was holed up in an apartment in the stand-off, police said. Facts are yet to emerge about how the raid became complete.
Swat teams launched a pre-dawn raid in Saint Denis, just north of the capital, and the area's deputy mayor Stephane Peu told French television it was not a "new attack".
Some 110 who carried out the raid were described as "very courageous" by the Interior minister.
The French prosecutor said police will later confirm the identities of the seven people who were arrested.