A group armed with metal bars and fireworks attacked a police On the outskirts of Paris on Saturday night, officials said.
The group of about 40 people attempted to storm Champigny-sur-Marne station, about nine miles southeast of central Paris, according to Reuters.
Police released a video showing fireworks exploding in the direction of the station. Officials said the attackers failed to enter but managed to extensively damage the station and nearby cars.
No one has yet been arrested for the attack.
“A violent attack last night on the Champaigne police station with mortar shells and various projectiles. No police officer was injured,” Paris police headquarters tweeted on Sunday.
The motive for the attack is unclear, but it is the third such attack in the past two years.
Champaign Mayor Laurent Jean said the attack may have happened after a motorcycle accident that locals blamed on the police.
It was an organized attack of about 40 people who wanted to take a fight. He told BFM television: “The situation has been tense for a few days with people who have a certain willingness to fight a battle with the police.”
Criminal activity has escalated across France since the end of the ban on the spread of the Coronavirus in the country.
Over the weekend, a group of swastikas was sprayed around Paris. Police tweeted an image showing a cluster of columns, each with a symbol of hate.
“The ugly Nazi signs completely in Paris. Thank you to the police for their response: the alleged perpetrator has been arrested, ”one person tweeted.