The man who attacker patrol policemen in Paris earlier today reportedly shouted 'This is for Syria!’. Gerard Colomb, the French minister for internal affairs, reported that as quoted by Le Figaro.
‘The case will be investigated by the prosecutor, because the attacker shouted ‘This is for Syria’, as he attacked the police. A number of eyewitnesses will be interviewed,’ the official said.
The French outlet added that the attacker of Algerian origin is the resident of Val-d’Oise, central France.
The incident took place at about 4 p.m. Paris time; the man armed with a hammer attempted to attacked a police officer near Notre Dame de Paris cathedral. The police opened fire in return, wounding and stopping the assailant. According to Reuters, the policeman also suffered injuries.