BBC  –  The man, who tried to gain entry to the Louvre’s shopping centre, was shot in the abdomen and seriously injured. President Francois Hollande said the situation was under control but the “threat of terrorism is here to stay”. The Louvre is home to numerous celebrated art works, including the Mona Lisa. It is due to reopen on Saturday, according to French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay. The incident began at 10:00 local time (09:00 GMT) in the Carrousel du Louvre shopping centre at stairs leading to an entrance to the museum itself. A patrol of four soldiers are reported to have tried to subdue the assailant using non-lethal force after he rushed at them.

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