On Friday, a soldier standing guard at the Louvre Museum in Paris shot a man who rushed towards soldiers and guards with a machete yelling “Allahu akbar.” The soldier shot five times and the terror suspect was taken to the hospital fully conscious.
The man had rushed toward a group of soldiers and guards in the Carrousel du Louvre, the underground plaza adjoining the museum, according to Paris Police Chief Michel Cadot. Wielding the weapon, the man shouted “Allahu akbar,” Cadot said. The Arabic phrase translates to “God is greatest.”The soldier fired five shots in response.The attacker was wearing two backpacks and may have had a second weapon, Cadot said. He was seriously injured by a bullet to the stomach. One soldier was slightly injured on the scalp.No explosives were found in the two backpacks of the man, who was conscious when he was taken into custody, Cadot said.