Attacker Shot By Police at Notre Dame Cathedral In Paris, Terror Probe Launched

PARIS — An unidentified man was shot by police after he reportedly attacked an officer with a hammer near Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

The suspect was shot twice by the armed officer and taken to a hospital alive, officials said.

Paris counter-terrorism officials have opened an investigation.

It was unclear if the attacker was alone. The area around the Cathedral was evacuated.

Witnesses reported hearing the gunfire.

 

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