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Soldier shoots knife attacker in Paris

Soldier shoots knife attacker in Paris
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By Catherine Hardy with Reuters
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A French soldier has shot and wounded a man armed with a knife who was trying to enter the Louvre musuem in central Paris.

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A French soldier has shot and wounded a man armed with a knife who was trying to enter the Louvre musuem in central Paris.

Police sources say the man had been trying to get into the museum’s underground shop with a suitcase.

Security operation ongoing near #Louvre. A man attempted a knife-attack on soldiers patrolling underground shopping centre outside Louvre

— Angelique Chrisafis (@achrisafis) February 3, 2017

Police say people have been evacuated from the area.

The interior ministry said on twitter the incident was “serious”.

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