Paris police say an unidentified assailant has attacked a police officer near the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the officer then shot and wounded the attacker, who is now hospitalized. A police union official, Cedric Michel, said a man armed with a hammer went after the police officer who was patrolling on the esplanade in front of Notre Dame Cathedral. Michel said the attacker was "neutralized" by police.
It is unclear whether the attacker was acting alone. The Following breaking news coverage is courtesy of the BBC. We'll continue to follow this developing story from Paris throughout the day, and later tonight on the BBC at 10pm.