Paris Soldier Shoots Suspected Terrorist


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A French soldier patrols in the courtyard of the Louvre museum in Paris, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. The Louvre in Paris reopened to the public Saturday morning, less than 24-hours after a machete-wielding assailant shouting “Allahu Akbar!” was shot by soldiers, in what officials described as a suspected terror attack.(AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

An attack near the Louvre Museum in Paris, home of the Mona Lisa, happened on February 3. The attacker was told that he wasn’t allowed to bring two backpacks into the museum and that’s when he pulled out two machetes, proceeding to attack some of the soldiers guarding the museum. He was reported to have said “Allahu akbar” – Arabic for “God is great”, leading investigators to think it was an act of terrorism. The attacker was shot five times after lightly wounding one of the soldiers and both the soldier and the attacker were taken to the hospital to be treated. The attacker was a Dubai resident and was on a two month vacation a ticket to return to Dubai the following Sunday. France is still under a state of emergency.