French soldier on guard at the Louvre in Paris opens fire at suspected attacker, media reports say https://t.co/E3i4OpLqkd— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) February 3, 2017
From the BBC:
A French soldier on guard at the Louvre in Paris has opened fire on a suspected attacker, media reports say.
A man shouting "Allahu Akbar" is reported to have tried to attack the soldier with a knife and was seriously injured when the soldier responded.
The attacker is said to have been trying to enter the museum's underground shop.
A big security operation is under way and the interior ministry has described the situation as "serious".
The Louvre has been evacuated.
Details of the incident are still emerging. A French police spokesman said the attacker shouted "Allahu Akbar" - God is great in Arabic - but was not carrying explosives.