Louvre to reopen 24 hours after machete attack

LouvreThe Louvre was to reopen in Paris Saturday, 24 hours after a soldier patrolling the museum shot a machete-wielding attacker, believed to be an Egyptian who entered the country on a tourist visa a week ago. The incident on Friday has thrust security and the terror threat back into the limelight three months before elections in France, with authorities saying it was a "terrorist" assault. The attacker, in a black t-shirt bearing a skull design and armed with two 40-centimetre (16-inch) machetes, lunged at four patrolling French soldiers while shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest"), Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told a press conference.


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