On the anniversary of the devastating Charlie Hebdo attacks, a man attempted to enter a police station in northern Paris.
According to officials and the Paris prosecutor's office, the man held a fake explosive device and and image of the ISIS flag. He donned a handwritten note in Arabic.
As the attacker waved a butcher knife, he yelled "Allahu Akbar." French police shot the man dead at the scene.
In a press conference, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said that investigations were underway to determine the identity of the attacker and his motivations.
"In a country where the threat level is extremely high, the police and gendarmerie are on the front lines," he said. "I'd like to thank them for their very great courage … and their commitment to protect the French people."