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Paris Police Shoot, Wound Hammer-Wielding Assailant Outside Notre Dame

French military accumulate nearby a site of an conflict nearby a opening of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Tuesday. Anti-terrorist prosecutors have non-stop an review after military shot and harmed a male who had attempted to conflict officers with a hammer. One officer was somewhat injured.

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French military accumulate nearby a site of an conflict nearby a opening of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Tuesday. Anti-terrorist prosecutors have non-stop an review after military shot and harmed a male who had attempted to conflict officers with a hammer. One officer was somewhat injured.

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A male in Paris pounded military officers with a produce on Tuesday nearby Notre Dame Cathedral, and he was shot and bleeding by police.

One officer has teenager injuries, a BBC reports, while a assailant has been hospitalized.

Authorities are questioning a occurrence as a militant attack, NPR’s Eleanor Beardsley reports.

“Paris is on warning after militant attacks in London over a weekend killed 7 people,” Eleanor says. “Paris military contend a conditions is underneath control.”

Immediately afterward, Notre Dame — one of Paris’ many renouned traveller destinations — was put on lockdown, with about 900 people inside, Eleanor reports.

“French TV showed footage of many people sitting on a mill floor,” she pronounced Tuesday. “They are being told to sojourn ease and stay put until military hang adult their confidence operation.”

A few hours later, a people trapped inside a church began being expelled one by one, The Associated Press reports.

The assailant was armed with kitchen knives and a hammer, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told reporters, according to a AP. The male had papers “suggesting he was an Algerian student,” a handle use reported, citing a interior minister.

Collomb pronounced a male shouted, “This is for Syria.”

Former U.S. Ambassador to a U.N. Nancy Soderberg was among a hundreds of people trapped inside a cathedral after a attack, a AP reports.

Soderberg told a news use that “everyone was really still and really scared” as military examined any of a cathedral’s pews, though that all inside a cathedral was ease and orderly.