Abdallah El-Hamahmy, the alleged perpetrator of the attack in Paris at the Carrousel du Louvre, visited the museum five days before attacking, machete in each hand, soldiers on patrol in the mall, Le Parisien reveals on Thursday.
“I recognized him after seeing his face in the media. It really is funny after the fact because it was one of the most cheerful of the group … “ Shocked, the young guide a few days after the attack at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris , acknowledged on photos disseminated in the press one of his most sympathetic visitors came five days earlier.
“An employee of a company providing guided tours in the museum acknowledged on photos Abdallah El-Hamahmy who had participated in a tour of three hours, five days before the attack in Paris”, said Le Parisien on Thursday.
He booked his place in his true identity
“This young tour guide was heard Tuesday as a witness by the investigators of the anti-terrorist section (SAT) of the criminal brigade of Paris” , writes the daily.
His testimony was “corroborated by the various investigations and operations of the bank card of the suspect” .
“On the morning of the 29th January, a dozen people from around the world are presented at the foot of the Carrousel triumphal arch, a few dozen meters from the Louvre Pyramid. Abdallah El-Hamahmy has booked his place in his true identity for this tour three hours early January on the Internet, through a tour operator “ , says the daily.
“He asked about the Sphinx”
“I clearly remember asking him where he was from. He said he was Egyptian, “ says the guide. The group then enters the museum through the entrance even when the attack will take place a few days later.
“It seemed very interested in the visit, including the department of Egyptian antiquities, said the guide. He asked about the Sphinx. It was truly one of the nicest of the group. It was really unimaginable … “
Abdallah El-Hamahmy, 29, said Monday wanting lead a symbolic action , without being guided by the Islamic State group (EI) , but investigators suspect of being close to theses of the jihadist organization.
The man was seriously wounded in the stomach by soldiers return fire during the attack in the mall.