Louvre Evacuated, Soldier Injured After Alleged Terror-Related Knife Attack

A knife attack at the Louvre in Paris has left a soldier and the culprit injured, forcing the world-famous gallery to evacuate visitors as a security measure. 

The attacker, who was brandishing a machete, had attempted to enter the gallery’s shopping centre when he was shot in the abdomen by another soldier. 

The attacker was seriously injured.

It’s been reported the attacker was also carrying two rucksacks at the time, and shouted “Allahu Akbar” during the incident. 

Michel Cadot, head of the city’s police department, confirmed the attacker’s “comments lead us to believe that he wished to carry out a terrorist incident.”

Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve backed that view, saying it was “clearly of a terrorist nature.”

No explosives have been found in the rucksacks. 
Louvre officials have reported as many as 1,000 people were at the gallery during the incident.

Source: ABC / BBC / RT.
Photo: Sky News / Twitter.