June 6, 2017
Police asking everyone to raise their hands in the church pic.twitter.com/y5KkyWqdWK
— Matthew CurrieHolmes (@mch2k) June 6, 2017
Saturday: London Bridge Attack
Monday: Melbourne Somalian “ISIS” Attack
Tuesday: Notre Dame “This is for Syria” Hammer Attack
As predicted, we are approaching “every single day.”
The next milestone will be “every single hour.”
A man with a hammer cried “This is for Syria” before bashing a police officer in the head outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Tuesday, a top official revealed, as a terror investigation was under way.
The hammer-wielding man also had two kitchen knives and “other unsophisticated weapons” with him before charging toward officers patrolling the esplanade in front of the cathedral, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said. The wounded officer fired at the unnamed suspect twice, injuring the attacker who was later hospitalized, French police confirmed to Fox News. The specific conditions of both men were unclear.
The suspect had been threatening several policemen and passersby at the time, according to Collomb. Just before 5:30 p.m. local time, the operation was over.
Paris prosecutors have opened a counterterrorism investigation.
Paris has been under high security after a string of Islamic extremist attacks in recent years. In February, a man attacked soldiers outside a shopping mall near the Louvre. He was heard yelling “Allahu Akbar” before soldiers shot and injured him. Another attacker opened fire on a police van on Paris’ Champs Elysees in April, killing one and seriously wounding two others. Police shot and killed the attacker in that situation.
French President Emmanuel Macron planned a special security meeting to examine new counterterrorism measures, including extending the country’s state of emergency, Collomb said.
Yes, and the “state of emergency” will end when… the whole country agrees to convert to Islam?
How on earth can you stop an “emergency” of random people attacking others on the street with hammers?
Interment camps, perhaps?
Paris police intially wrote on Twitter around 4:30 p.m. local time that there was a “number of police” in the area and urged people to avoid the world-famous cathedral as the incident unfolded. The French U.S. embassy alerted American citizens to “avoid the area and follow advice of authorities” following the incident.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo tweeted that she saluted the police officers’ “courage.”
Not sure how shooting a man who attacks you with a hammer qualifies as “courageous.”
She should have saluted him as “awesome” or “a cool guy” or just said “gj, kthx.”
After the event, the priest then said a prayer.
No One Died
This is a terrorist attack.
At one of the most sacred sites in Europe.