An attacker armed with a machete and shouting “Allah akbar” attacked on Friday morning, soldiers at the Carrousel du Louvre, announced the Prefect of Police of Paris. The soldiers returned fire. The attacker was wounded in the stomach. People who are in the museum, the Carrousel du Louvre or the school are still confined.
Attack with machetes. An attacker armed with a machete and shouting “Allah akbar” attacked soldiers at the Carrousel du Louvre. The attacker was wounded in the stomach. He wore backpacks, but found no explosives. A soldier was slightly injured by the attacker. The soldiers returned fire with five bullets. The assailant was alone but another person was also stopped.
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“Terrorist character”. The prefect of police in Paris, Michel Cadot, estimated that about aggressor suggested that he wanted to carry out an attack “in a terrorist context.”
The terrorism prosecutor announced it had taken control of the investigation.