A terror probe has been launched in Paris after a machete-wielding man was shot while attacking four soldiers outside the Louvre.Read more here.
The suspect was shot five times in the stomach and is in a critical condition.
He was shouting 'Allahu Akbar' - Arabic for 'God is the greatest' - according to the Paris chief of police, and reportedly had paint bombs in his backpack.
A source close to the investigation claims the suspect is an Egyptian man who arrived in France at the end of last month.
An unconfirmed report by TV network LCI names the suspect as 29-year-old Abdallah EH, who arrived in France on a flight from Dubai on January 26. He was not known to security services, the network states.
A source told Reuters: 'According to the investigation's initial indications, it was an Egyptian national.'
After being refused entry to the Louvre, he pulled out the weapon and was shot by a soldier, officials have confirmed. A paratrooper is believed to have suffered a minor head injury.
US President Donald Trump tweeted following the attack in the French capital: 'A new radical Islamic terrorist has just attacked in Louvre Museum in Paris. Tourists were locked down. France on edge again. GET SMART U.S.'
Friday, February 03, 2017
Trump on Paris terror attack: "Get Smart, US!"
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