Louvre attack scares a city already on edge
France has been at the center of several recent terror attacks, including last summer’s Nice attack on Bastille Day and an attack in Paris on November 13, 2015 that killed 130 people. And, yet again, France makes headlines as a man screaming “Allahu akbar” and wielding a machete attacks a soldier today when he wasn’t allowed to take his bags inside the Carrousel du Louvre shopping center under the famous Louvre museum in Paris. The Louvre attack assailant gave minor injuries to at least one soldier, but no one was killed. The attacker was shot and is receiving treatment for wounds in the stomach and leg.
Employee Travel Security experts analyze security proceedings
Security measures across the board were quickly carried out, including closing Metro stations near the scene, sealing off entrances and adding roadblocks. Visitors to the museum heard a notice over the loudspeakers about the Louvre attack and were moved to areas away from windows or were taken to more secure rooms. Eventually, they were allowed to evacuate the area. The museum itself will remain closed until tomorrow (Saturday).
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