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Paris police: Security operation under way near Notre Dame

/ 10:54 PM June 06, 2017

FILE – French police officers patrol outside Notre Dame Cathedral A P Photo/Burhan Ozbiblici

PARIS  — Paris police say a security operation is under way near Notre Dame Cathedral and are urging passers-by to stay away from the area.

The police department tweeted about the operation on Tuesday afternoon but did not provide any details. A police official would not provide further information.

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Large numbers of police cars filled the area on the Ile de Cite island in the River Seine in the center of Paris.

Paris is under high security after a string of Islamic extremist attacks in recent years.

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