Daily Mail: Louvre 'attacker' was Egyptian: Machete-wielding man shot five times after attacking French soldiers outside Paris museum 'had been in the country for just over a week'
* A man armed with a machete was shot five times in the stomach after attempting to storm the museum
* Police source said the attacker was shouting 'Allahu Akbar' before being gunned down
* Streets around the Louvre have been evacuated and France's interior ministry branded the incident 'serious'
* French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has described the attack as 'terrorist in nature'
* A second person has been arrested, but it is not known if they were linked to the attack
* The identity and nationality of the attacker are not yet known, the interior ministry has said
A terror probe has been launched in Paris after a machete-wielding man was shot while attacking four soldiers outside the Louvre.
The suspect was shot five times in the stomach and is in a critical condition.
He was shouting 'Allahu Akbar' - Arabic for 'God is the greatest' - according to the Paris chief of police, and reportedly had paint bombs in his backpack.
A source close to the investigation claims the suspect is an Egyptian man who arrived in France at the end of last month.
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