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Suspect in Louvre museum attack placed under formal investigation

© Alain Jocard, AFP | Policemen arrive at the Louvre museum on February 3, 2017, shortly after a soldier shot and gravely injured a machete-wielding assailant.

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2017-02-10

A man who attacked soldiers with machetes at the Louvre museum in Paris was placed under formal investigation on Friday, a judicial source said.

Egyptian Abdullah Reda al-Hamahmy, 29, was shot and seriously wounded when he launched himself at a group of soldiers on Feb. 3, crying out "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest) in what French President Francois Hollande described as a terrorist attack.

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He has told police that he identified with the beliefs of Islamic State but he had not carried out the attack on orders from the militant group, a judicial source told Reuters earlier on Wednesday.

"The accused was put under formal investigation for alleged attempted murder of public servicemen...in connection with a terrorist venture and criminal terrorist conspiracy...with a view to prepare crime," the judicial source said on Friday.

The source added that Hamahmy was still in hospital.

(REUTERS)

Date created : 2017-02-10

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