There was a terrorist attack this morning in France at the Louvre museum in Paris, but thankfully the terrorist was shot by a french soldier before he could do any damage.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 3, 2017
Trump tweeted this after the attack, warning that we need to get smart about radical Islamic terrorism:
A new radical Islamic terrorist has just attacked in Louvre Museum in Paris. Tourists were locked down. France on edge again. GET SMART U.S.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2017
Here’s more on the attack itself:
NY POST – A French soldier shot and seriously wounded a machete-wielding man carrying two backpacks who yelled “Allahu Akbar” as he tried to enter a shopping area under Paris’ Louvre museum in what police said appeared to be a terrorist attack.
The assailant whipped out a knife in the Carousel du Louvre — an underground shopping complex near the entrance to the famed museum — and lunged at soldiers who told him he could not enter with the bags, authorities said.
“That’s when he got the knife out and that’s when he tried to stab the soldier,” police official Yves Lefebvre said. Another soldier suffered a scalp injury in the melee.
The backpacks contained no explosives, police Chief Michel Cadot said.
“We are dealing with an attack from an individual who was clearly aggressive and represented a direct threat, and whose comments lead us to believe that he wished to carry out a terrorist incident,” Cadot said, the Guardian of the UK reported.