Police have shot and injured a man who attacked an officer with a hammer outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Paris police confirmed an officer was injured in the attack, and warned the public to stay away.
?Parvis de #NotreDame Intervention en cours des effectifs de police, évitez le secteur
— Préfecture de police (@prefpolice) June 6, 2017
Footage posted online by RT en Francais reporter Jonathan Moadab showed police and an ambulance near the scene, and an officer standing with a gun in his hand.
so we are trapped in Notre Dame Cathedral. Something is happening outside we don't know what it is. Police sirens can be heard #NotreDame
— Matthew CurrieHolmes (@mch2k) June 6, 2017
Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most visited tourist sites in Paris, attracting an estimated 13.6 million visitors a year.