It appeared to be a lone wolf attack at the time but, a second person was arrested several hours later – a woman – although the Interior Ministry has not revealed exactly how or even if she is connected to the incident.
Police raided a building in central Paris after the attack, although the results of the raid remain unknown, reported the AFP.
France and especially Paris have been on edge ever since terrorists carried out a series of attacks in January 2015.
It wouldn't be surprising to hear of a tightening to the national state of emergency, which has been in place since the Paris attacks of November 2015.
The state of emergency was most recently extended in December – for the fifth time – and will run until July 15th 2017.
Soldiers and armed police have been heavily patrolling tourists sites like the Louvre and the fact they stopped the machete attacker suggests their security operation does work.
However Hector Clark, a tourist caught up in Friday's attack was not that impressed by security at the museum.
“We made a point about the lacks security of the Louvre when we came in so hopefully, for the Louvre's sake, they tighten it in future,” he said.
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