Hours after a French soldier opened fire at a man who tried to enter the Paris Louvre Museum, US President Donald Trump said the attacker was “a new Islamic terrorist” and that France was on the edge after the incident.

Donald Trump in a post on the micro blogging site Twitter said it was time for the US to get “smart”.

The incident occurred when earlier today, a French soldier shot at a man who attempted to attack him near Paris Louvre Museum.

The attacker armed with a knife was carrying a suitcase is believed to have tried entering an underground shopping area outside the Louvre museum.

The man was shot five times and seriously wounded. The soldier has also suffered minor injuries.

Police did not find any explosives after checking the contents of the two backpacks said French interior ministry in a tweet.