Louvre machete man shouted 'Allahu Akbar'


Visitors to the Louvre were told over the loudspeaker of the attempted attack on the Paris museum and there was no panic, witnesses say as guards directed people to sit tight together and away from windows.

On Friday a French soldier shot and wounded a man armed with a machete and carrying two bags on his back as he tried to enter the world-renowned museum in what the government said appeared to have been a terrorist attack.

The man, who police said had shouted “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest) as he rushed towards the museum, remains alive but seriously wounded. His bags contained no explosives.



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