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Man attacks police officer with hammer at Notre Dame in Paris
CBS News ^ | 06/06/2017

Posted on 06/06/2017 9:26:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

PARIS -- A police officer shot and wounded a man who attacked a group of three officers with a hammer near Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday, authorities said.

Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told reporters that the man yelled "this is for Syria" when he attacked the officers.

Collomb said that an officer used his weapon to shoot the assailant.

The man was also armed with kitchen knives, Collomb said.

Paris police tweeted that one officer was wounded in the attack.

CBS Radio News' Elaine Cobbe reports that the investigation has been handed over to the police's anti-terrorism unit.

The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. Large numbers of police cars filled the area on the Ile de Cite island in the Seine River in the center of Paris.

Hundreds of people on the esplanade in front of Notre Dame were evacuated and authorities urged people to stay away from the area. People inside Notre Dame, the nearby Sainte-Chappelle cathedral and area bars and cafes were told to stay inside.

Mikey Kay, a retired wing commander for the British military, reported on CBSN that police sealed off a bridge to motor traffic near the cathedral, but it was open to pedestrian traffic.

Witnesses described a dramatic police operation in the tourist-filled area.

Lawrence Langner, a 73-year-old American visiting the neighborhood just across the Seine River from the cathedral, told The Associated Press that he suddenly heard a commotion and two detonations like gunshots.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: attack; cathedral; france; hammer; isis; jihadineurope; knives; notredame; notredamecathedral; paris; parisattacks; syria; terror; terrorism
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1 posted on 06/06/2017 9:26:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Never bring a hammer to a gun fight.


2 posted on 06/06/2017 9:28:01 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

The guy yelled..”It’s for Syria”...because he knows ISIS is getting ‘hammered’ now in Raqqa....and loosing their push for the caliphat.

All countries should be on alert for these lone wolfs now....ISIS is loosing...and calling all their followers to attack.


3 posted on 06/06/2017 9:29:41 AM PDT by caww
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To: dfwgator

Pièce et parcelle of living in a modern, urban, dhimmi big city, mon freres.


4 posted on 06/06/2017 9:31:03 AM PDT by epluribus_2 (he had the best mom - ever.)
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To: dfwgator

The French police have guns?

Not just billy clubs?


5 posted on 06/06/2017 9:31:25 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told reporters that the man yelled "this is for Syria" when he attacked the officers.

I wonder what his motive could be. So far, no clue.

6 posted on 06/06/2017 9:31:35 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: SeekAndFind

Perp also had a computer on him. Wonder what the perp was gonna do with that...


7 posted on 06/06/2017 9:32:43 AM PDT by mewzilla (Was Obama surveilling John Roberts? Might explain a lot.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“This is for Syria” Was he an Israeli? A pita bread baker? An olive grower? What is the Syria connection? Are we left to come up with our own conspiracy? Okay, I’ll take terrorism for 100 points; RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORIST!
The press won’t even say it, accept Islam or be arrested and jailed for being a racist bigot.


8 posted on 06/06/2017 9:33:15 AM PDT by usual suspect
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How big are these “kitchen” knives? Especially the knives used in London. They certainly did a lot of damage.


9 posted on 06/06/2017 9:36:24 AM PDT by Freee-dame (Best election ever.)
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To: mbarker12474

in Paris the police are part of the Police Nationale.

Yes they are armed. Why would anyone think otherwise?


10 posted on 06/06/2017 9:42:34 AM PDT by RitchieAprile (piggyback the ROI !)
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To: usual suspect

You’ve got your 100 points. The Telegraph (UK) is reporting that the terrorist is an Algerian “student’ in his forties.

As an aside, it’s interesting (and sad) that for an American to get the full story, you have to rely on UK sources.


11 posted on 06/06/2017 9:43:44 AM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: RitchieAprile

When I was in Paris two years ago, there were armed police everywhere around the major tourist sites.


12 posted on 06/06/2017 9:43:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Monty Python Banana Skit


13 posted on 06/06/2017 10:04:09 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: SeekAndFind

The French Prime Minister cannot find a motive behind the attack.


14 posted on 06/06/2017 10:06:08 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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Thus is the marked difference between France and England - go jihad stupid there expect to eat lead in short order. Chances are good there will be someone handy nearby to bring the pain.
 
 

15 posted on 06/06/2017 10:09:26 AM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I remember Paris when I was in the service in the early 80s. It was a Beautiful City and one of the great tourist spots in Europe back then, now it is a semi broke down PC run city that I thought that it would never had happened!


16 posted on 06/06/2017 10:12:14 AM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Busko

1950 - Beirut is the “Paris of the Middle East”

2017 - Paris is the “Beirut of Europe”


17 posted on 06/06/2017 10:12:55 AM PDT by dfwgator
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18 posted on 06/06/2017 10:15:49 AM PDT by bar sin·is·ter
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To: bar sinĀ·isĀ·ter

“No, no, no. Hold your head like this, then go *Waaah*. Try it again.”


19 posted on 06/06/2017 10:22:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

The attacker’s name wouldn’t have been “Maxwell”, would it?


20 posted on 06/06/2017 10:26:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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