A machete-wielding man and carrying two bags tried to enter the gift shop under the Paris Louvre museum, attacked one of the soldiers who told him he couldn’t enter, and yelled “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) before a soldier opened fire and shot him five times, including once in the abdomen Friday morning. “It was an attack by a person… who represented a direct threat and whose actions suggested a terrorist context,” said Paris police chief Michel Cadot. The attacker is alive but in serious condition, and one soldier was grazed on the scalp. Both of the assailant’s bags were searched and no explosives were found. Hundreds of visitors were inside the Louvre at the time, and they are slowly being evacuated.