A photo posted by French journalist William Molinie has gone viral on the internet.
The shield is designed to withstand assault rifle rounds, like the ones used by the terrorists in the Bataclan Theatre attack last Friday.
The shield is used by the BRI (Brigades de Recherche et d’Intervention) the French hostage rescue team.
It was struck by at least 17 bullets while rescuing hostages from the attack on the Eagles of Death Metal concert.
— William Molinié (@WilliamMolinie) November 16, 2015