- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Police in Paris have evacuated Notre Dame Cathedral after a man reportedly committed suicide on Tuesday.

The police wouldn’t confirm details of the suicide, but French media were reporting he shot himself. Cathedral workers would say only that the structure had been evacuated, The Associated Press reported.

The monument attracts 13 million tourists from around the world each year.

The cathedral had been outfitted with new bells this year, in recognition of its 850-year construction anniversary, AP reported.

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