Paris – The French national gendarmerie service says the driver of a car that rammed a law enforcement vehicle has been arrested and no one was hurt in the incident.
The tweet Monday confirmed an attack had taken place on the Paris’ famed Champs-Elysees.
Paris police had said a security operation was underway in the Champs-Elysees shopping district and urged people to avoid the area.
The police department tweeted the warning Monday without providing further details.
The high-end neighborhood is popular with tourists.
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.