Breaking: Police shoot dead attacker in Gare du Nord station Paris

BREAKING:

Police in Paris have said that they have shot dead an attacker who tried to stab officers in the Gare du Nord train station.
The incident, which happened around 07:00 CET, was announced by Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin on Twitter.
In the statement, the minister said: “The police officers used their weapons, thereby averting any danger to themselves and to passengers”.
The death of the unidentified assailant was confirmed by Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebarri later confirmed on RMC, who said that he had “died on the spot” while the two officers were “slightly injured”.


A police source told Euronews that the suspect was carrying a knife with a 30-cm blade and that investigations are ongoing to try and identify the attacker and the motive for the attack.


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Peter McLaren-Kennedy

Originally from South Africa, Peter is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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