An attempted terror attack took place in Paris earlier today at one of the city’s most popular tourist destinations, The Louvre.
A man, armed with a machete, and shouting the words “Alahu Akbar!” is said to have attacked at least French soldier before the incident went very badly for him.
According to a report by the Daily Mail:
A terror probe has been launched in Paris after a machete-wielding man was shot after trying to attack four soldiers outside the Louvre.
The suspect was shot five times in the stomach and is in a critical condition.
He was shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ – Arabic for ‘God is the greatest’ – according to the Paris prefect.
After being refused entry, he pulled out the weapon and was shot by a soldier, officials have confirmed. A soldier is believed to have suffered a head injury.
The suspect is said to be in serious condition after being shot five times in the stomach.
Out of an abundance of caution, nearby metro stops have been shut down and the immediate area around the Louvre is on lock down.
Based on social media sentiment, it would seem Paris is once again on edge over terrorism. The city was the site of two of the most high profile attacks in recent history, the Charlie Hebdo attack and the 2015 Paris Terror attacks that mainly focused on the Bataclan theatre.
President Trump took the opportunity to double down in his fight against radical Islam by sending out the following message on his popular Twitter account:
Video from the scene shows a massive police presence in the area: