According to the source close to the investigation, an altercation took place between the two men in front of the embassy, ​​in the 8th arrondissement, shortly before 7:00 a.m.

“The circumstances of the death of the security guard are yet to be determined precisely,” said the prosecution, which adds that “the use of a weapon” by the alleged perpetrator “is not confirmed as it is”.

At the end of the morning, agents of the scientific and judicial police made observations on the spot, noted an AFP photographer. A security cordon had been put in place in front of the main entrance of the embassy, ​​where there were armed police.

The Parisian criminal brigade was in charge of the investigation opened for intentional homicide.