UPDATE: Four officers now confirmed killed and other officers injured in knife attack by civilian worker' inside Paris police headquarters before attacker is shot dead

A knifeman has been shot shot dead after attacking officers in the Paris police headquarters today, French media reported. A female officer was killed and as many as five others injured in the attack in the historical centre of Paris, according to French news site Actu 17.

UPDATE: Four officers now confirmed killed and other officers injured in knife attack by civilian worker' inside Paris police headquarters before attacker is shot dead

The report suggested it may have been a civilian worker at the headquarters who carried out the attack. 

French police secure the area in front of the Paris Police headquarters in Paris after a suspected knife attack 

The attack took place at the Paris police headquarters in the historic centre of the city by Notre DameThe attack took place at the Paris police headquarters in the historic centre of the city by Notre Dame

???? Attaque au couteau à la préfecture de police à Paris :
►L'assaillant a été tué
►Ce dernier serait un fonctionnaire de la préfecture
►Une policière a été tuée, plusieurs autres policiers sont blessés (images @RemyBuisine)

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— Actu17 (@Actu17) October 3, 2019

It took place near the Notre Dame on the Ile de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of the French capital. 

The premises were cordoned off around lunchtime, and emergency services were quickly at the scene.

The metro station of Cité, near the headquarters of the Paris Police, has now been shut down. 

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner is heading to the scene, French channel BFM TV reported.

The premises were cordoned off around lunchtime, and emergency services were quickly at the sceneThe premises were cordoned off around lunchtime, and emergency services were quickly at the scene

Police vehicles are parked near the headquarters and the nearby metro station has been closedPolice vehicles are parked near the headquarters and the nearby metro station has been closed