Louvre attack suspect remains silent
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.