Terror has once again struck in Paris, after a crazed man with a machete attacked French soldiers outside of the Louvre.
The Louvre terror attack appears to be the work of an Egyptian national. He reportedly recently arrived in the country as a ‘tourist’. The terrorist’s radical Islamic motivations were made clear when he screamed “Allahu Akbar” as he approached the soldiers.
The attack comes days after France criticized President Trump’s move to suspend immigration and refugees from seven Muslim countries.
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.’
A second man was arrested after ‘acting suspiciously’ close to the scene, police now do not believe he was linked to the attack.
French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has described the attack as ‘terrorist in nature’.
The Louvre remains closed today, but will reopen tomorrow.
President Donald Trump commented on the attack, saying it serves as a warning to America.
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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2017
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