One policeman is dead following a suspected terror attack in central Paris tonight, according to The Daily Mail.

The outlet, citing French police says the incident is probably a “terrorist attack” and, in response, central Paris has been locked down.

According to The Daily Mail, French presidential candidates were participating in a TV debate near to the scene of the crime, where it is believed at least two gunmen wielding Kalashnikovs opened fire.

Armed police at the scene of the attack. (Image via The Daily Mail/Reuters)

According to The Express, one attacker has been shot and killed while the other is on the run.

The Express also quotes a French Interior Ministry spokesman who says police were targeted.

See footage from the scene below.

This shooting comes just days before the first round of the French presidential election on April 23.

This is a developing story. Please stay tuned for more updates.

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Featured Image via The Daily Mail/Reuters