French Soldier Fires at Machete-Wielding Man Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ Outside Louvre

(The Telegraph) A man wielding a machete and shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ has been shot after attacking a soldier outside the Louvre in Paris, police say.

Security forces evacuated an area around the museum in central Paris on Friday morning after a man was shot when he pulled out a weapon and tried to attack an army patrol.

A French soldier opened fire on and wounded the man, who was reportedly trying to enter the Carrousel du Louvre, a shopping mall beneath the museum.

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