Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral,
Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral,iStock

Four police officers were killed in a stabbing attack in Paris Thursday afternoon, French media reported.

The attack took place at the police headquarters across the street from Notre Dame cathedral.

The attacker, who was reportedly a member of the Intelligence Directorate of the Prefecture of Police, was shot dead.

The motive for the attack is unknown. Police are not treating the stabbing as a terrorist attack.