PARIS — A bomb exploded in the post office on the ground floor of the Paris City Hall today, killing one person and injuring an undetermined number, police said.
The windows in the ground-floor post office were blown out. Glass was strewn across the square in front of the building.
Initial reports by an unidentified City Hall official who said the facade of the ornate building was completely blown out proved incorrect.
Reporters were not immediately allowed inside, where damage was said to be very heavy.
Swiss tourist Monique Faber was in the post office's basement when the blast occurred. "I was in a telephone booth, and then everything went pop," she said. "I didn't see much there was so much dust around."