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    French police found a video recording proving the Notre Dame Cathedral hammer attacker's links to Daesh during a search in his house, Figaro newspaper reported Wednesday, citing a source close to the investigation.

    PARIS (Sputnik) — On Tuesday afternoon, a 40-year-old man of Algerian descent armed with a hammer attacked the policemen near the cathedral.  During the attack, the man reportedly shouted references to Syria, and later details indicated that he called himself a "soldier of the caliphate."The attacker was later hospitalized with bullet wound after being neutralized by police. One of the police officers received minor injuries as a result of a hammer blow.

    French media reported that the attacker’s name is Farid I.

    Early on Wednesday  law enforcement officers searched a house in the town of Cergy-Pontoise in the department of Val-d'Oise, where the attacker lived. The man himself is currently in custody at the hospital.

    The counterterrorist unit of the Paris prosecutor's office opened an investigation into the incident.


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