Terror in Paris: Hammer-wielding man is shot by police

A man attacked an officer with a hammer outside Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral.

Terror in Paris: Hammer-wielding man is shot by police

A man was shot by police outside Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday afternoon after he attacked officers with a hammer. The man, who has not been identified, is believed to have attacked an officer who was patrolling with two other policemen at about 4.30pm local time.

The officer responded with two gunshots, which injured the assailant. The motive for the attack was not immediately known. Police sources said the officers shot at the man after he refused to stop threatening them with the hammer. It is unclear whether the attacker was acting alone.

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Source : PTI

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