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Attacker at Louvre cried out 'Allahu Akbar' - police

Friday, February 03, 2017 - 00:58

A French soldier shot and wounded a man armed with a machete and carrying two bags on his back on Friday (February 3) as he tried to enter the Paris Louvre museum in what the government said appeared to have been a terrorist attack.. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports.

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A suspected terror attacker was shot and injured at the Louvre Museum in Paris on Friday (February 3). A French soldier on guard at the museum opening fire at a machete-wielding man who reportedly yelled "Allahu Akbar", 'god is great' in Arabic. The suspected attacker was also carrying two backpacks when he tried to enter the museum. He attacked another solider, who suffered light wounds, before being shot. Police say he's alive but seriously wounded, while the bags were not found to contain explosives. Paris police chief Michel Cadot says the man's actions "suggested a terrorist context." A second person was detained after acting suspiciously. However, for now there doesn't appear to be a link between that person and the attack. France's public prosecutor has opened an anti-terrorism inquiry.

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Attacker at Louvre cried out 'Allahu Akbar' - police

Friday, February 03, 2017 - 00:58