In the shopping district of Paris, La Defense, on February 18, there was a panic among visitors who ran headlong out of the building and tried to run out of the square in front of the Quatre Temps shopping center.
The media reported on the explosion and shootings in the shopping center, and Gerald Darmanin, the French Minister of the Interior, announced a police operation and urged citizens to leave the dangerous area. More detailed information was not available.
As it turned out, in the Quatre Temps shopping center, a man committed suicide by jumping from the top floor. The sound of his body falling caused panic among the visitors. Suicide as the cause of the incident has been confirmed by AFP sources, though their accounts contradict reports on social media that there was a shooting at the scene. The police did not confirm the information about the explosion and shots, writes aroundprague.cz.