Paris police say they are responding to an alert at the Notre Dame cathedral due to reports of gunshots and panic.
Officials are warning people to stay away from the area, which is one of the French capital’s most popular tourist sites.
Reports are stating a male assailant attacked a police officer with a hammer and was later shot. It’s not confirmed if he is alive or dead.
France is in a state of emergency since attacks by jihadists in Paris left 130 people dead in 2015.
BREAKING: Paris police say they are responding near Notre Dame Cathedral, urge passersby to stay away.
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 6, 2017
Police in Paris say they are attending an incident at Notre Dame Cathedral and warn public to stay away
— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) June 6, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: Police Respond To Alert At Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral Amid Reports Of Gunshots And Panic (BBC)
— Ted Goodman (@TedCGoodman) June 6, 2017
More: Paris police say suspect tried to assault an officer outside the cathedral and the police fired at the attacker.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 6, 2017
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