From the French edition of The Local
A French soldier opened fire on a man armed with machetes who shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he tried to enter a shopping centre next to the famous Louvre museum in Paris. The PM says attack was “clearly of a terrorist nature”
Police chief Michel Cadot has just held a press conference in which he confirmed the attacker was armed with several machetes and was carrying a rucksack, rather than suitcases as earlier reported.
Cadot said no explosives had been found on the attacker but that he shouted threats as well as “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest, in Arabic).
Latest reports from French police say the attacker was wounded in the stomach rather the legs as first reported. He has been taken to the Georges Pompidou hospital.