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Paris: Soldier shoots armed man trying to enter famed Louvre Museum
A French soldier reportedly opened fire at a man who tried to enter the Paris Louvre Museum with a knife, French police officials have said. The man was reportedly carrying a suitcase and shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ – God is great in Arabic before being shot five times and seriously wounded. The soldier suffered light injuries. The identity of the man, or what was contained in his suitcase, was not immediately known. France’s Interior Minister has called it a ‘serious security incident’. Security operations are currently underway at the Louvre and at a nearby shopping centre. The Louvre has been evacuated. Head of Paris Police said that the attacker’s remarks lead them to believe that he wanted to carry out a terrorist attack, as reported by Reuters.
Police chief Michel Cadot says the attacker was also carrying two backpacks but they were later found not to contain any explosives. Police further said the man attacked soldiers when they told him he couldn’t enter an underground shopping mall beneath the sprawling Louvre Museum with his bags.
Police have sealed off entrances around where the attack took place and closed the area to vehicles, snarling traffic in a busy part of central Paris. The situation is mainly calm, with confused tourists being gently shooed away by officers.
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