Lou­vre at­tack sus­pect re­mains silent

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

An Egyp­tian man sus­pected of charg­ing sol­diers at Paris’ Lou­vre mu­seum with a ma­chete was ques­tioned by French in­ves­ti­ga­tors Sun­day for the first time since the at­tack.

The Paris pros­e­cu­tor’s of­fice said the sus­pect, who al­legedly shouted “Al­lahu ak­bar!” while rush­ing to­ward the sol­diers and was shot four times af­ter slightly in­jur­ing one, re­mained silent dur­ing the in­ter­view and will re­main in cus­tody.

Egyp­tian au­thor­i­ties have iden­ti­fied the at­tacker as 28-year-old Ab­dul­lah Reda Re­faie al-Hamahmy.

Hamahmy’s fa­ther spoke out Satur­day to say his son is not a ter­ror­ist, but a fam­ily man who led a nor­mal life with his wife and son.

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