In Paris on Tuesday a man attacked an officer in the Notre Dame Cathedral, shouting "This is for Syria," - said the Minister of internal Affairs of France Gerard Colomb. Algerian student attacked officer with hammer, but was also armed with machetes, said Colombe. The French foreign Ministry said that the condition of the officer is satisfactory.
Another officer shot the attacker, reported the press Secretary of the Union of Yves Lefebvre in an interview with BFMTV. The man was taken to the hospital and the situation was under control, police said. In the video posted on social networks, is seen as the attacker lies motionless on the ground next to a COP.
The attack caused panic among visitors in the area. France is still in a state of emergency after the Paris attacks in November 2015, which killed 130 people. Since then, the streets of the capital feel the police presence. Paris is also trying to recover from the April attack, which occurred on the Champs Elysees. During the attack killed one of the servants of the law.
Notre Dame is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Paris. The Cathedral usually collects long queues of tourists. The Paris Prosecutor's office said it is a terrorism investigation, the police warned residents to stay away from the Cathedral.
One of the witnesses, a tourist from San Francisco Kyle Rishes, was walking with his wife on the square near Notre Dame, when they heard gunshots and fell to the ground.
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