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France: Identity of Louvre museum attacker revealed



France: Identity of Louvre museum attacker revealed

The identity of a machete wielding assailant who attempted to attack a gathering of art lovers at a museum in the suburb of Louvre, near France has been revealed by French authorities.

According to reports, the mobile phone data suggests that the man who launched a machete attack in Paris, before being shot and wounded by a soldier, is a 29-year-old Egyptian who entered the country on a tourist visa on January 26.

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Francois Molins, the chief prosecutor of Paris, told a press conference on Friday that the man, who carried out the attack had no identity papers on him when he was arrested.

Authorities have not “officially” identified the suspect, Molins said, adding that the attack is being treated as an “act of terror”.

Reports say the attacker bought the two machetes he used in the attack from a store in Paris on January 28, before he was was shot five times and seriously wounded during the attack at the museum.

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