Hammer-wielding attacker shot outside Notre Dame Paris

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People still inside the cathedral holding their hands up

A MAN has been shot by police outside the Cathedral of Notre Dame Paris after attempting to attack officers with a hammer, police say.

The suspect has been wounded according to reports and officials say this is a “terrorist incident”

The area around the cathedral has been closed as eyewitnesses said tourists fled for cover.

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Some 900 people were still inside the cathedral at the time of writing.

One witness told news outlets the situation was “very quickly contained.” 

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