BREAKING – Shooting incident at Louvre in Paris This Morning
The Louvre museum in Paris has been evacuated after what the French Ministry of the Interior has called a “serious public security event” in which a soldier opened fire on a knife attacker.
The soldier is reported to have been attacked with a knife and his assailant seriously injured.
The attacker is said to have been trying to enter the museum.
A big security operation is reported to be under way at the Louvre and a nearby shopping centre.
A source quoted by Reuters news agency said the man had tried to get into the museum’s underground shop carrying a suitcase.
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