Louvre Attacker Came To Paris From United Arab Emirates On Tourist Visa

Terrorist had machete and yelled “Allahu Ackbar” in France Attack

The Associated Press is reporting that the man who launched a knife attack at the Louvre came to France on a tourist Visa.

The man reportedly traveled from the United Arab Emirates to Paris on January 26. According to authorities, the man was originally from Egypt.

The AP broke the news on Twitter:

The man pulled out a machete and ran at a group of soldiers. One soldier was injured before others in the group shot the man.

The attacker is said to be near death.

Trump Travel Ban

The United Arab Emirates is not on the list of countries banned by a recent Trump executive order. However, the fact that the attacker came from the Middle East will surely fuel more debate about Trump’s travel ban, as it shows the continued danger of terrorism from that region.

Trump tweeted about the Louvre attack:

Michael Cadot, the French Police Prefect said, “We are dealing with an attack from an individual who was clearly aggressive and represented a direct threat and whose comments lead us to believe that he wished to carry out a terrorist incident.”

Cadot also mentioned reports of a second person thought to be involved.

“There was also a second individual who was behaving suspiciously, who has also been detained, but for now there does not appear to be a link between that individual and the attack.”

France has been subjected to numerous terror attacks, from the truck attack in Nice to the Bataclan Massacre.

Spencer Fernando

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