Incident Summary:

"06/06/2017: An assailant armed with a hammer shouted "This is for Syria!" and struck a French Police officer outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. The officer was injured while another officer opened fire and injured the assailant. Authorities identified the assailant as Farid Ikken, who claimed to be a "soldier of the caliphate" for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)."

GTD ID:
201706060028

When:
2017-06-06

Country:
France

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Ile-de-France

City:
Paris

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity French Police
Specific Description Officer
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Blunt Object
Weapon Details
A hammer was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jihadi-inspired extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
Sources
"The Latest: New video shows man attacking Paris police," Mail.com, June 7, 2017."
"Paris - Notre Dame attacker a self-radicalised novice: prosecutor," AFP (North European Service), June 10, 2017."
"Attack on police at Notre Dame Cathedral a 'lone wolf' incident," France24, June 7, 2017."