Jean Mollet is a designer and works in the same building as Charlie Hebdo, which yesterday lost ten employees. The last month it has not been as usual outside the building, he said.
- There was a police car here every single day, but about a month ago, they were gone. Then there were no visible police here anymore, says Jean Mollet.
The Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet meets him at the end of the street where he works - in the same building as the satire magazine Charlie Habdo is located. Yesterday, the magazine was attacked by terrorists.
Since then the streets around the building has been blocked off. Armed police stand outside.
The magazine's editor had a police guard with him around the clock after repeated threats, and the building used to be manned by police guards.
But the designer tells Dagbladet that the police stopped guarding the building around a month ago.
- It ended approximately a month ago, he said. I have no idea why, but I noticed it, he says.
- I do not know if they were on the inside, but I noticed that they were not on the outside anymore, he says.
He has worked in the building for four years. First a year ago, the satire magazine moved into the building.
- I have met them every day in the door, we greeted each other, he says about the cartoonists and journalists who are now dead.
Today he is not working. The office and the building is shut down.
- I do not know when we get to come back, but I reckon that they will stay on here all day - at least, he says.
Mollet was on the inside of the building when it started. He had just been outside.
- A colleague came running in. She was in shock, and she asked everyone to close the doors and stay inside. We heard the shots outside. It was quickly over, but we remained inside and turned on the news.
10 journalists were killed, and two policemen lost their lives.
- It is terrible.
- Do you feel safe here?
- It's Paris. It should be safe. I could never imagine that such a thing could happen here. Nobody would have thought it, he says.
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