An Algerian student reportedly attacked a French police officer with a hammer at Notre-Dame Cathedral Tuesday. The suspect was shot by another officer at the scene.

French authorities say the officer was not seriously injured in the assault, CNN reports.

The assailant reportedly was also carrying knives on his person. He was taken to a hospital. No report was made about his condition.

Reports say the suspect yelled “This is for Syria” during the assault.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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