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Police Officer Attacked With a Hammer at Notre Dame ~ Terrorism

Discussion in 'Terrorist Attacks' started by fran, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    I'm putting this here under the terrorism form as I know the articles I've come across so far do not specifically say 'terrorism,' from a live report on FOX cable news just a few minutes ago, the suspect cried "This is for Syria!" as he was attacking. He also had SEVERAL weapons in his backpack, per report.


    Notre Dame hammer attack investigated as terror; officer and suspect hurt

    A man with a hammer bashed a police officer in the head outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Tuesday, in an attack that investigators called an act of terror.

    The wounded officer fired twice at the hammer-wielding man in the square in front of the cathedral, French police told Fox News. The attacker was hospitalized; the specific conditions of both men were unclear.

    [​IMG]Préfecture de police


    [​IMG] Parvis de #NotreDame Situation maîtrisée, un policier blessé, l'auteur des faits a été neutralisé et orienté vers un hôpital

    8:18 AM - 6 Jun 2017

    The French interior minister said the suspect had been threatening several policemen and passersby at the time. Just before 5:30 p.m. local time, the operation was over.

    Paris has been under high security after a string of Islamic extremist attacks in recent years. In February, a man attacked soldiers outside a shopping mall near the Louvre. He was heard yelling "Allahu Akbar" before soldiers shot and injured him. Another attacker opened fire on a police van on Paris' Champs Elysees in April, killing one and seriously wounding two others. Police shot and killed the attacker in that situation.

    [​IMG]U.S. Embassy France


    [​IMG]Security Message: ongoing security incident at Notre Dame Cathedral - U.S. citizens should avoid the area & follow advice of authorities

    8:10 AM - 6 Jun 2017
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  2. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Paris: Police shoot man who attacked officer at Notre-Dame cathedral

    Paris (CNN)Police in Paris shot and injured a man who attacked an officer with a hammer at Notre-Dame cathedral in the center of the city.

    The attacker pulled the hammer from his backpack and attacked a police officer on duty outside the cathedral, police union spokesman Yves Lefebvre told BFM TV. He was shot in the chest by another officer.
    Video posted on social media from the scene shows what appears to be the attacker laying motionless on the ground next to a police officer.


    The Paris prosecutor's office said it had opened an anti-terror probe into the incident. Police on Twitter warned the public to stay away from the cathedral.
    Kyle Riches, a tourist from San Francisco, was with his wife walking through the plaza outside Notre-Dame when they heard gunshots and dropped to the ground.
    "My wife and I ran. We were trying to figure out what was going on," he said.
    "We saw SWAT teams coming in to clear the area and started running."
    He said that he and his wife saw police holding their guns up as they ran towards someone.


    read more ........http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/06/europe/notre-dame-incident-paris-france/index.html
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  3. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Report: Paris police shoot, injure attacker at Notre Dame Cathedral
    Police are asking people to stay away from the historic landmark.

    Police reported that the situation was under control.

    Large numbers of police cars filled the area on the Ile de Cite island in the River Seine in the center of Paris.

    Paris is under high security after a string of Islamic extremist attacks in recent years.

    read more ........... http://www.wcvb.com/article/mother-...hot-killed-man-trying-to-drown-babies/9982755

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