PARIS: A knife attacker injured six people on Wednesday morning in an unprovoked attack at the busy Gare du Nord train station in Paris before being shot dead by police, the French interior minister said.
The man had attacked several people, including a police officer, with a “bladed weapon” around 6:43 a.m. Gerald Darmanin told reporters at the scene. He said the unnamed attacker is currently “between life and death” in a hospital.
Several passengers and a Border Patrol agent were among the injured, officials said. The officer was stabbed in the back by the assailant, but was saved by a bulletproof vest, Darmanin said. Another of the other victims was seriously injured in the shoulder blade and rushed in.
Darmanin thanked the police “for their effective and courageous reaction”.
Video of Gare du Nord, one of the busiest suburban stations in the French capital, showed an eerie calm as dozens of police huddled near the entrance to the Eurostar terminal in isolated areas of the audience.
No specific reason, including terrorism, has so far been advanced by the authorities.

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