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Man shot after police attacked at Notre Dame cathedral

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A man armed with a hammer attacked a police officer at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Tuesday, according to Reuters.

“Situation under control,” the Paris police tweeted. Officers shot and wounded the attacker who was taken to a hospital. One policeman was injured in the attack, the Paris police said.

The police also asked the public to avoid the area. The Saint-Michel metro station nearby was closed to two lines.

Around 900 tourists were locked inside the cathedral as the incident took place, according to Le Figaro.

The anti-terror prosecutor’s office opened an investigation into the attack.

UPDATE: The attacker shouted “this is for Syria” and wounded a policeman before being shot and wounded by other officers on Tuesday outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

More on the story at CNN.com.

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