Officials: Police had Champs-Elysees attacker in their grasp

A bullet hole is pictured on a shopwindow of the Champs Elysees boulevard in Paris, Friday, April 21, 2017. France began picking itself up Friday from another deadly shooting claimed by the Islamic State group, with President Francois Hollande convening the government's security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

The gunman who shot and killed a police officer on Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees in the finishing straight of France's presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then detained, two officials told The Associated Press

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