Reuters and AFP quoting police union sources
Apparently the man tried to enter a Paris police station and was shot dead before gaining access
No further detail at present but we'll keep you posted
The incident is particularly poignant today on the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist killings last year and amidst heightened security procedures in place
Update 11.55 GMT
BBC report the latest news
French officials say the man shouted "Allahu Akbar!" (God is Great) outside a police station in Goutte d'Or, near Montmartre, where police shot and killed him.
Reports say he was wielding a knife and may have had a suicide belt. A police robot used for bomb disposal is checking the body in the street.
The BBC has more here