Paris police shoot man who attacked officer outside Notre-Dame Cathedral

French police have shot a man who attacked an officer with a hammer outside Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.

The assailant, later found to be also armed with kitchen knives, was brought down as he threatened passersby outside one of the French capital’s busiest tourist attractions on Tuesday afternoon.

Hundreds of people took refuge in the cathedral and nearby cafes as more than 100 police officers rushed to the scene.

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