A man with a hammer cried “it’s for Syria” before bashing a police officer in the head outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Tuesday, in an attack that investigators called an act of terror.
The wounded officer fired twice at the hammer-wielding man in the square in front of the cathedral, French police told Fox News. The attacker was hospitalized; the specific conditions of both men were unclear.
The French interior minister said the suspect had been threatening several policemen and passersby at the time. Just before 5:30 p.m. local time, the operation was over.
Paris has been under high security after a string of Islamic extremist attacks in recent years. In February, a man attacked soldiers outside a shopping mall near the Louvre. He was heard yelling “Allahu Akbar” before soldiers shot and injured him. Another attacker opened fire on a police van on Paris’ Champs Elysees in April, killing one and seriously wounding two others. Police shot and killed the attacker in that situation.
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