French counter-terrorism unit opens investigation into Notre Dame attack

The counter-terrorism unit of the Paris prosecutor's office opened an investigation on Tuesday, shortly after a man armed with a hammer attacked an officer outside the Notre Dame cathedral.
Police shot the assailant who was described as "neutralised" by the interior ministry.

A witness in a flat overlooking the site told BFM TV the attacker could be seen lying motionless on the ground. Armed police sealed off the area.
Police in Paris shot and wounded a man who attacked an officer outside the Notre Dame cathedral on Tuesday, the Paris police headquarters said.
Police had earlier said they were dealing with an incident in the courtyard outside the world-famous tourist site and warned the public to stay away.
Police sources said the officers shot at the man after he had threatened them with a hammer and refused to stop.
One officer was lightly injured and the assailant was shot in the thorax, according to one source.
The motive for the attack was not immediately known.
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