A French soldier on guard at the Louvre in Paris has opened fire on a suspected attacker, media reports say, the BBC reports.
A man shouting “Allahu Akbar” is reported to have tried to attack the soldier with a knife and was seriously injured when the soldier responded.
The attacker is said to have been trying to enter the museum’s underground shop.
A big security operation is under way and the interior ministry has described the situation as “serious”.
The Louvre has been evacuated.