PARIS, JUNE 6, 2017: (DGW) A certain man who attempted to attack an officer outside Notre-Dame Cathedral has been shot by the Police in Paris, Police sources reveal.
Meanwhile, Paris city authorities have told the public to stay away from the crime zone as investigations into the incident continue.
Reports say the assailant before attacking the police officer by with a sledgehammer shouted '' this is for Syria' but a quick intervention by the police neutralised him by opening fire.
Police spokesperson further disclosed that the victim, a police officer sustained injuries while the assailant was taken to hospital adding the situation was now “under control”.
BBC also reports that Kellyn Potvin-Gorman was having her bag checked at security checkpoints at the cathedral’s entrance when she heard gunfire.
“I turned around and saw the assailant on the ground where they had shot him,” she added.
“There were tonnes of people running in all directions, and we were brought inside at that time.”
Speaking from inside Notre-Dame, Ms Potvin-Gorman said the attacker was “taken down immediately”, adding: “He had no chance whatsover...he was face down on the pavement.”