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‘Man with machete in the Louvre’s Egyptian’

‘Man with machete in the Louvre’s Egyptian’

The man with a machete who on Friday was shot in front of the Louvre in Paris has the Egyptian nationality. That has a source close to the police investigation said.

He was since January in France. 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.

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French soldier opens fire on man with a machete at the Louvre in Paris

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.

The museum and the surrounding area was immediately closed after the shooting. Also the metro station was evacuated. The Louvre is going to come back tomorrow open.

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The Louvre in Paris is being closely watched after a French soldier of the military has shot at.
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The French police have full access to the vicinity of the Louvre deposited.
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Also, the metro stop at the Louvre.
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It is not known when the access to the Louvre museum to re-open.
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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.
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Streets in the vicinity of the Louvre are empty, with the exception of the French police.
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French police put the area around the Louvre after a disable man with machete

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