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”.