Paris police opened fire on a car that tried to crash through barricades early on Sunday (26th July), before the 21st and final stage of the Tour de France.
Paris police officers opened fire on a car that tried to crash through barricades about eight hours before the final arrival of the Tour de France cycling race on Sunday, a police official said.
No officers were injured.
The car escaped with its two occupants apparently unharmed after coming under fire around 11 a.m. (0900 GMT; 5 a.m. EDT) in the Place de la Concorde, where the cyclists make their final triumphant rounds to conclude the race, said Luc Poignant, a spokesman with the SGP police union.
Police are hunting for the people in the car.
The final stage of the Tour de France is due to begin at 4:35 p.m. (1435 GMT; 10:35 a.m. EDT), leaving from Sevres, a town south-west of Paris.
The riders are then due to arrive in the French capital at around 5:30 p.m. (1530 GMT; 11:30 a.m. EDT) and do 10 laps around the Champs Elysees before finishing at Place de la Concorde at about 7 p.m. (1700 GMT; 1 p.m. EDT).
Hundreds of thousands of people gather in the Place de la Concorde and the Champs Elysees for the race's final stage with Chris Froome set to become the first Briton to win the race twice.