BREAKING: Soldier attacked in Paris by man shouting Allah Hu Akbar – Shots fired

A French soldier has opened fire after a man tried to enter the Louvre museum in Paris carrying a suitcase, local media have said.

A police source told Reuters news agency the man was armed with a knife and tried to get into an underground shop at the museum at around 10am local time.

Paris police said the attacker shouted “Allahu akbar”, the agency added.

He is understood to have been shot in the legs after trying to attack the soldier in the Carrousel du Louvre area of the museum. Media reports said he had been seriously injured.

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February 3rd, 2017 by