The newspaper Le Parisien reports a man was shot in the head behind the first altar of Notre Dame Cathedral. They say the man was a 78-year-old "writer and essayist" and a sealed letter was found near his body. The cathedral remains closed.
A man who committed suicide by shooting himself at the altar of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has been named as a well-known former far-right activist. Dominique Venner, 78, was a historian known in France for his far-right political essays