Paris: Suspect shot after attempting to attack policeman with hammer

An armed man, most likely carrying a hammer, attempted to attack a policeman near the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. The suspect was shot and wounded. Circumstances under investigation.
Paris, today

Today (Tuesday), French police reported a shooting incident near the city's Notre-Dame Cathedral and asked the public to stay clear of the area. According to initial reports, a policeman shot a man after he attempted to attack him with a hammer.

According to the Paris police, both the suspect and the policeman were wounded in the attack. French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said that the suspect yelled “it's for Syria!” as he attacked. The circumstances of the incident are under investigation.

Most of Europe is currently on high alert, following the London Bridge terror attack last weekend in which 7 people were murdered and over 40 were injured.

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