Video emerges of Notre Dame ‘terrorist’ hammer attack

Surveillance video emerges showing a man attacking police officers patrolling in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, crying out “This is for Syria!”

The man, a former journalist who was working on a doctoral thesis, can be seen lunging at officers outside the cathedral with a hammer, then being shot to death.

An officer was slightly injured in the Tuesday attack. Police have not released his name.

No group immediately claimed responsibility, but police searching the man’s residence outside Paris found a declaration of allegiance to the Islamic State group, according to the Paris prosecutor’s office.

A student identity card showed he was from Algeria and 40 years old.

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