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French police shoot dead person who threatened passerby with a weapon

PARIS (Reuters) - French police shot dead a man in Montfavet, near the city of Avignon in southern France, after he had earlier threatened passersby with a handgun, police said, confirming media reports.

According to French radio station Europe 1, the man had shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest).

Editing by Alison Williams

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