The main suspect in the machete attack on a soldier near the Louvre museum in Paris on Friday is a 29-year-old man who says he was born in Egypt, sources in the investigation said.

 

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The man is thought to have entered France on a flight from Dubai, but investigators are still trying to establish his identity, the sources said.

 

In his visa request to come to France he declared that he was Egyptian.

 

The man wielded a machete and shouted “Allahu Akbar” (“God is greatest”) as he lunged at soldiers patrolling outside the Louvre, home to the Mona Lisa and one of the world’s most-visited museums.

 

 

 

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