Man shot dead in Avignon after threatening public with weapon

TEHRAN, Oct. 29 (MNA) – A man has been shot dead by police after threatening people with a weapon in a city in southern France.

He was shot dead in Montfavet, a district in the city of Avignon, on Thursday, police said, Reuters reported

Authorities said he had threatened passersby earlier with a handgun.

The incident in Avignon happened on the same morning at least three people were killed in a church in Nice, whose mayor has described the knife attack as terrorism.

MNA/PR

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