BREAKING: Terrorist Attack at Notre Dame Cathedral

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

ANOTHER Terrorist Attack? It must be Tuesday.

There has been another terrorist attack. The media is reporting that a man was shot in Paris, France, outside the Notre Dame Cathedral. From what I see on CNN, they aren’t even trying to raise doubts that this is some form of terrorism. So I guess we’re “winning” with the media, after a fashion. The man attacked police with a hammer.

The Telegraph reports: “Man ‘shot by police after attacking them with hammer’ at Notre Dame.

Two “blasts” sparked panic among tourists amassed outside Notre Dame. A man was then seen “lying on the ground inert”, according to a journalist with France Info who works by the cathedral.

I don’t know if those blasts were gunfire or something else. Read the short article for more details.

But CNN doesn’t mention any weapon besides a hammer.

The New York Times reports, “Notre-Dame Cathedral Is Blocked Off Following Report of Shooting.

Visitors and worshipers at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris were told not to leave on Tuesday afternoon, and the square in front of the Gothic landmark was evacuated, following an unconfirmed report of a shooting.

I’m not sure why the article says the shooting is “unconfirmed.”

Read the rest of the New York Times story.

The story is developing.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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