Louvre suspect ‘posted pro-ISIS messages on Twitter moments before he attacked four soldiers outside Paris art gallery’

A man suspected of attacking four soldiers outside the Louvre in Paris posted pro-ISIS tweets moments before it happened yesterday morning, French investigators believe.

Detectives are probing the Twitter account of Egyptian national Abdallah El Hamahmy, who is believed to have arrived in France eight days before the attack.

A machete-wielding man, who the French capital’s police chief said was shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’, was shot five times in the stomach by paratroopers who were patrolling the tourist hotspot.

Among the 12 tweets, posted between 9.27am and 9.34am French time, was one stating: ‘In the name of Allah… for our brothers in Syria and fighters across the world.’