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France: Louvre evacuated after on-duty soldier shoots suspect01:08

France: Louvre evacuated after on-duty soldier shoots suspect

France, Paris
February 3, 2017 at 11:23 GMT -00:00 · Published

Visitors were evacuated from the Louvre, Paris, on Friday morning, following the shooting of a terror suspect by an on-duty soldier. Armed police officers, police cars and ambulances surrounded the famous museum after the incident, which left the suspect seriously wounded.

A Louvre spokesperson has said the museum is closed for the moment.

The police reported that the suspect shouted "Allah Akbar" before he was shot by a soldier on guard at the museum. French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said that the incident was "clearly" an "attack of a terrorist nature."

France: Louvre evacuated after on-duty soldier shoots suspect01:08
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Visitors were evacuated from the Louvre, Paris, on Friday morning, following the shooting of a terror suspect by an on-duty soldier. Armed police officers, police cars and ambulances surrounded the famous museum after the incident, which left the suspect seriously wounded.

A Louvre spokesperson has said the museum is closed for the moment.

The police reported that the suspect shouted "Allah Akbar" before he was shot by a soldier on guard at the museum. French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said that the incident was "clearly" an "attack of a terrorist nature."

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