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Paris louvre attack suspect Egyptian

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

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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.

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

Al Arabiya's correspondent reported that the attacker is Abdullah Reza Rifai Ahamahmi of Dakahlia Governate in Egypt.

The man was shot five times and is in a serious condition. A soldier suffered a minor head wound.