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Police officers cordon off the area next to the Louvre museum in Paris,Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Paris police say a soldier has opened fire outside the Louvre Museum after he was attacked by someone, and the area is being evacuated. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

A second suspect has been arrested after a 'terror attack' near the Louvre museum in Paris


[UPDATE] 7:12 AM |  Police have confirmed a second suspect has been arrested, according to CNN.

The Prime Minister is calling it a terror attack.

[Original story]

A French soldier shot and seriously wounded a man in a shopping mall beneath the Louvre Museum on Friday after he tried to attack them and shouted “Allahu akbar,” officials said.

Police in Paris say a man lunged toward soldiers, injuring one, when they told him he couldn't enter an underground shopping mall beneath the sprawling Louvre Museum with his bags.

Yves Lefebvre, a police union official, says the man tried to stab one of the soldiers. The attacker was shot five times.

More on the attack

Lefebvre says police found two machetes on the man.

Police have sealed off entrances around where the attack took place and closed the area to vehicles, snarling traffic in a busy part of central Paris.

The situation is mainly calm, with confused tourists being gently shooed away by officers.

--This story is developing.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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