Man with machete in the Louvre is Egyptian (29)

Man with machete in the Louvre is Egyptian (29)

The man with a machete who on Friday was shot in front of the Louvre in Paris has the Egyptian nationality. That has public prosecutor François Mollins Friday night confirmed during a press conference.

The 29-year-old offender was on 26 January in the French capital. He came from Dubai flew on a tourist visa that is valid for a month.

Friday morning was the man at the Louvre according to the French police, a military with a machete. A soldier opened fire on the suspect. He was five times hit, but is still alive.

According to the police was the man was a direct threat and he did the agents and soldiers at the Louvre to believe that he is a terrorist attack wanted to run.

In the bags that the man had, would no explosives but verfspuitbussen are found. The suspect was not known to the French police.

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The museum and the surrounding area was immediately closed after the shooting. Also the metro station was evacuated.

More than a thousand visitors, including many young children, were allowed to the museum at least an hour long.

According to the French minister of Culture is going to the Louvre on Saturday opened again.

Soldier opens fire Louvre

The Louvre in Paris is being closely watched after a French soldier of the military has shot at.

The French police have full access to the vicinity of the Louvre deposited.

Also, the metro stop at the Louvre.

It is not known when the access to the Louvre museum to re-open.

Emergency services are massively present.
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People tweeting photos of the situation around the Louvre. There is police to see it in the shopping mall, Le Carrousel du Louvre.
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Passers-by and tourists take pictures of the environment that is deposited.

Streets in the vicinity of the Louvre are empty, with the exception of the French police.

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