More Terrorism – Hammer Attack at Notre Dame Cathedral
A man shouting “This is for Syria” bashed a police officer in the head with a hammer at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris around 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday. The attacker was shot nd wounded by police. The suspect was also carrying “multiple” kitchen knives. The Cathedral is located in front of the Paris Police Prefecture.
The Police and the US Embassy issued a warning to stay away from the Cathedral because of the Police activity in a “security situation.” French authorities labeled it as a terrorist incident and have opened a counter-terrorism investigation. The suspect is reportedly from Algeria but his name has not yet been released.
The suspect was carrying an Algerian student ID, which authorities are working to verify. He approached the officer from behind, took a hammer out of his backpack and hit the 22 year old officer in the head. He reportedly had been threatening passersby prior to that.
⚠️Security Message: ongoing security incident at Notre Dame Cathedral – U.S. citizens should avoid the area & follow advice of authorities
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Tourists were locked inside the Cathedral as police neutralized the threat. The suspect was taken to the hospital. The officer who was hit with the hammer was also transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The operation was completed by 5:30 p.m..
“His colleague reacted with composure and immediately fired back so that the injured officer wouldn’t be the victim of violence that could have been much worse.” French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb
Police shooting at Notre-Dame cathedral being treated as terrorist incident by the prosecutor’s office https://t.co/XcmpCtKs7f
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AlertsUSA monitoring reports of gunfire at/near Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Heavy police presence. Area on lockdown.
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“It’s For Syria” – Algerian Man Shot After Attacking Police With Hammer, Knives At Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral https://t.co/r9NVTNy2BW
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Inside the Notre Dame Cathedral after an attack outside. pic.twitter.com/vsfBOZuxXa
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As the Islamic defenders claimed it was all a lie, they should ask the police officer who was hit in the head what the lie was.
Featured photo via Twitter @Mis_SLS