Donald Trump Tweets About Louvre Shooting; Machete-wielding Shot Five Times After Attacking Five French Soldiers In Paris
Paris launches terror probe following the shooting of a machete-wielding man who attacked four soldiers outside the Louvre Museum. The suspect took five bullets in the stomach and is now fighting for his life in a critical condition.
According to the Paris chief of police, the suspect was screaming in Arabic - 'Allahu Akbar' that translates to 'God is the greatest'. Daily Mail reports that the suspect was carrying paint bombs in his backpack. Egypt's interior ministry announces that the Egypt embassy in Paris received a report confirming that the suspect was Egyptian.
Another source who is reportedly involved in the investigation says that the Egyptian suspect arrived in France late last month on board a flight originating from Dubai last January 26. He has been staying in Paris for the past weeks since says India Live Today.
The French TV network LCI named the suspect as 29-year-old Abdallah EH, but the network disclaimed that such report is still awaiting official confirmation. The network added that the suspect was not known to security services.
Officials in charge of investigation recount the events leading to the shoot-out. The suspect pulled out a weapon after he was denied entry to the Louvre. The suspect was immediately stopped by a shot from a soldier but a paratrooper had suffered a minor head injury.
Shortly after the shooting was reported, US President Donald Trump tweeted about the attack in the French capital. The president says that the attack on Paris' Louvre Museum was caused by a radical Islamic terrorist. He mentions that tourists had nowhere to go after Paris implemented total locked down. Trump says France is on rough edge again and U.S. should get smart.
A new radical Islamic terrorist has just attacked in Louvre Museum in Paris. Tourists were locked down. France on edge again. GET SMART U.S.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2017
While police believe he had nothing to do with the attack, another man was arrested after acting suspiciously around the crime scene.© 2021 The Classical Arts, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.