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French counter-terrorism unit opens investigation into Notre Dame attack
June 6, 2017 / 3:22 PM / 5 months ago

French counter-terrorism unit opens investigation into Notre Dame attack

PARIS (Reuters) - 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.

Reporting by Emmanuel Jarry; Editing by Richard Lough

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