Dramatic footage has emerged of a the moment a family take cover when a gunman open fires on the Champs Elysees Avenue.
The footage of the attack, which left one police officer dead and two others wounded, was taken inside a restaurant close to the scene.
Businessman Mohannad Sulaiman Alnoaimi filmed the scenes his mobile phone during a work trip to the city.
He said: “Suddenly we hear a sound just like a fire, fire shooting.
“We didn’t know whether it was fire or no, it was very quick after the first ten seconds or twenty seconds the fire came back again.
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“We recognised that there was a fire shooting behind us directly, the people started screaming, shouting, running around the place.”
The gunman has been identified as a French national with a heavy police record but who was not on France’s terror watch list.
He was shot dead by police at the scene.
More than a hundred police officers gathered to remember their colleague, 39-year-old Xavier Jugele.
The late-night vigil was also attended by members of the public.