The man who carried out Friday's terrorist attack on the Louvre

Alicia WestFeb 05, 2017

The suspected attacker is thought to be seriously injured after the shooting.

Police said the man reacted when soldiers told him he could not enter a shopping area below the museum with his bags.

The attacker had been carrying two backpacks although neither contained any explosives, Cadot said.

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorised to speak to the media, said they are waiting to receive further information before beginning an investigation.

The French Interior Ministry has confirmed a serious security incident is now underway. A state of emergency - which, in December, was extended for the fifth time, until after the French elections have taken place - was also imposed.

Other authorities revealed they were working to figure out whether he'd acted alone.

A French police spokesman said the Egyptian man cried out "Allahu Akbar" - which translate to "God is greatest" in Arabic - as he "launched" himself at the soldiers, according to reports.

Armed police have stormed the world famous Louvre art gallery in Paris this morning after a soldier on duty reportedly opened fire on a knifeman with a suitcase.

Another individual has also been detained but there does not appear to be a link between that person and the attack.

In addition, U.S. President Donald Trump weighed in on the attack on his personal Twitter account early Friday.

France has been hit by a series of militant Islamist attacks over the past two years that have killed more than 230 people and which have been claimed by the militant Islamist group Islamic State. Latest reports state that the attacker is now battling for his life in a Paris hospital.

Chief of Defence Staff General Pierre de Villiers commended the two soldiers involved for their "determination, professionalism and cool-headedness" in subduing the attacker and preventing any casualties.

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