Algerian hammer-man shouted 'this is for Syria' before being shot by French police at Notre Dame

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Published: 2017-06-07 00:59

Last Updated: 2017-06-07 02:57


The scene of the hammer-crime: Notre Dame Cathedral is an iconic and tourist popular landmark in Paris (Pixabay)
The scene of the hammer-crime: Notre Dame Cathedral is an iconic and tourist popular landmark in Paris (Pixabay)
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The man who attacked a police officer with a hammer outside Notre-Dame Cathedral shouted "this is for Syria" before being shot and injured outside the Paris tourist spot Tuesday, the French interior minister said.

He was also found to be carrying kitchen knives and had a document identifying him as an Algerian student, the authenticity of which authorities were checking, Gerard Collomb told reporters.