A shocking video has emerged of French police shooting a man dead after he refused to leave his car.

Police can be seen yelling at the knife-wielding man to leave his car, after he led them on a high speed chase before crashing into his apartment block. When he refuses, police start smashing his windows with their nightsticks.

All six policemen shoot into his rear windshield when he accelerates forward in an effort to escape, killing him.

According to the Daily Mail, he was known to have a criminal record and threatened to set off explosives.

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