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Notre Dame attacker had pledged allegiance to ISIS

Paris: A man who attacked a cop with a hammer outside Notre Dame cathedral in Paris had pledged allegiance to ISIS in a video, it emerged on Wednesday, as his family said they were shocked by his involvement.

The 40-year-old Algerian university student was shot and wounded by police on Tuesday after lunging at the officer in a square full of tourists in front of the famous landmark.

The video in which the man pledges allegiance to ISIS was found by police who searched the student apartment he was renting. During the attack, the man shouted “this is for Syria” and was also carrying kitchen knives

AFP