Lourve Attack: Knife-wielding attacker shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’

A man with a machete attacked French soldiers Friday morning while they were on patrol outside the famous Louvre museum in Paris. According to eyewitness reports, the man shouted “Allahu Akbar.” French Prime Minister François Hollande has called the act “terrorist in nature.”

The suspect reportedly attacked the soldiers at an entrance to the shopping mall connected to the museum, and the soldiers first tried to subdue him using non-lethal force before opening fire. The suspect was shot in the abdomen and is seriously injured, according to BBC. CBS news also confirmed that the attacker was heard to shout “Allahu Akbar” during his attack.

French authorities said the suspect was carrying two backpacks and two machetes, and began his attack after the soldiers told him he couldn’t carry his backpacks into the shopping mall. “That’s when he got the knife out and that’s when he tried to stab the soldier,” said Yves Lefebvre, a French police official.

The Louvre was on lockdown as four soldiers tried to fight off the suspect before firing five shots at the assailant. One soldier sustained a slight head injury but is expected to recover. The suspect was taken to the hospital after being shot in the stomach, but Police Chief Michael Cadot told reporters he was still conscious and moving. He also said another person who was “acting suspiciously” was arrested at the time but did not appear to be involved.

Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told reporters that about 1,000 people were inside the Lourve museum at the time and were safe in lockdown until the all-clear was given and they were evacuated in an orderly fashion after security checks.

Authorities searched the backpacks but no explosives were found.

 

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source: http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/03/terror-at-the-louvre-knife-wielding-attacker-shouts-allahu-akbar/

  • remuda

    “Louvre”v “Lourve” …?
    BTW, no refugees from France…please!

    • jillocity

      Amen

    • biilyjoe

      THIS IS THE REASON WHY –ALL—- IMMIGRATION FROM ANYWHERE –MUST BE TEMPORARILY HALTED. AND –BUILD THAT WALL , also , ASAP !! Go Trump !!

  • KayO

    And the left is asking “who made him do this?”. Who will they blame this time?

    • biilyjoe

      Probably Mother Teresa.

  • rridgsr

    No do not tell the liberal judges about this he must have been here the liberal fools will tell you that they want come over here because George Soros is paying them to lie to you idiots that believe every word those lying SOB tell you period

  • Ross Blankert

    They left off the part where the police chief and the mayor were trying to figure out what his motives were. The people get it. IT IS CALLED RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM. Thank You.

  • Pat Wells

    Poor misunderstood little Muslim, we need to give him some money and bring his family over here so he won’t feel so left out. Maybe some welfare and food stamps would help too.

    • jillocity

      and put the blood of the people he harms at the feet of the Judge who allowed him in, and the court (made up of judges) who refused to stay the Judge’s order…the people directly responsible for disobeying a legal EO…the Judge claiming “harm” to the “states” while ignoring peril to persons.

    • biilyjoe

      Exactly what LBJ and Obongo ordered to buy their votes for The Demon-crap Party. Add them to the LBJ/mlk-created- Plantation no-go zone/”sanctuary loonie bins” we now see all over our nation.

  • Pat

    French Prime Minister François Hollande has called the act “terrorist in nature.”

    I’d say Françcois Hollande is “cowardly in nature”.