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