Police Fires As Car Crashes Tour de France Barricades

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Paris: A Paris police official says officers have opened fire on a car that tried to crash the barricades hours before the final arrival of the Tour de France cycling race.

Luc Poignant, a spokesman with the SGP police union, said the car escaped with its two occupants apparently unharmed after coming under fire Sunday in the Place de la Concorde, where the cyclists make their final triumphant rounds to conclude the race.

Poignant said officers were finishing setting up the barricades for the race when the car tried to crash through the barriers. Officers opened fire on the car, which ultimately drove away.

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