Paris – The 29-year-old Egyptian who has been accused of carrying out a machete attack on troops outside the Louvre in Paris has refused to speak to investigators.
Sky news reported on Sunday, February 5, that Abdullah Reda al Hamamy, was allegedly questioned after being officially detained in hospital.
The suspect was treated for gunshot wounds following an injury by a soldier who allegedly opened fire when Hamamy held a machete in each hand shouting “Allahu Akbar”.
The police spoke on the matter by saying that the soldier was injured near the entrance to the museum which went into lockdown and closed for the rest of the day, before reopening on Saturday.
“The suspect was carrying a backpack that contained paint spray cans but no explosives”, said the police.
French President, Francois Hollande has described the situation as a terrorist attack.
Sky news added that according to a source in Paris prosecutor’s office, the first interview took place yesterday morning, but it turned out to be a short one.
“For the moment, he refuses to talk to investigators.”
The suspect’s father, Reda al Refaai said, “This incident doesn’t make any sense. They said he hurt a soldier and then another soldier fired at him Why haven’t we seen this soldier’s injury?
He added , “This is a cover up so they don’t have to apologise or justify the acts of this soldier who used brutal force with a poor, 29-year-old young man.”