Paris’s Notre-Dame: Attacker shot outside cathedral

BBC

A man has been shot by police outside the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris after he attacked an officer with a hammer, French police say.

The suspect was wounded in the chest while the officer has minor injuries, media report. Officials say this is a “terrorist incident”.

Tourists fled for cover as the attack occurred. Hundreds of people were at the cathedral at the time.

France is in a state of emergency since attacks by jihadists in Paris in 2015.

On Tuesday afternoon, the suspect was shot by an officer after he attacked another policeman, media reports say. Anti-terrorist prosecutors have opened an investigation.

Paris police said on Twitter that the situation was “under control”.

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