Paris police: Soldier opens fire outside Louvre Museum

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A French soldier shot a man after an attack outside the Louvre Museum.

Paris police say a soldier has opened fire outside the Louvre Museum after he was attacked by someone, and the area is being evacuated.

The police chief in Paris said the Louvre attacker wielded a machete, and shouted 'Allahu akhbar'

Investigators say the attacker also had two backpacks, neither of which contained explosives.

RAW VIDEO: Attack reported outside Louvre Museum
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Raw video shows the scene of an attack at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.

A police union official, Luc Poignant, told BFM-TV that an attacker assaulted the soldier and that the area is now being secured.

The museum in the center of Paris is one of the French capital's biggest tourist attractions.

Soldiers on patrol are part of security measures that have beefed-up in the wake of terror attacks in France in 2015 and 2016.

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