A policewoman investigating a traffic accident was shot and killed near Paris earlier this morning. Police, however, are cautioning the media from linking this attack to yesterday’s deadly attack against Charlie Hebdo magazine:

https://twitter.com/JeffHarrison/status/553138427722731520

https://twitter.com/denverpost/status/553140530864226304

AFP is reporting that the assailant was wearing a “bullet-proof vest“:

A policewoman who was shot by a gunman wearing a bullet-proof vest just outside Paris has died and a second victim is in serious condition, police said Thursday.

It should be noted that media outlets in the past have confused conventional tactical vests or other clothing with body armor.

Some photos from the scene:

Update:

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

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