The area around the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was closed off Tuesday after a man attacked a police officer.
French media reports that shots were fired after a man lunged at a police officer with a hammer. Another officer opened fire at the attacker, who was “neutralized” with a shot to the thorax. The officer sustained minor injuries.
Eyewitnesses said that tourists fled in panic to seek cover, BBC reports. Police are investigating the incident as a possible terror attack.
Police foiled a planned attack by the cathedral in September after discovering a car packed with seven gas cylinders and documents in Arabic.
Originally published by the Daily Caller.