6 stabbed in Paris train station, attacker shot by police

Written by on January 11, 2023

A knife attacker wounded six people in an unprovoked attack in Paris’ busy Gare du Nord train station before being shot by police, the French interior minister, Gerald Darmanin said.

The man had attacked several people, including a police officer, with a bladed weapon at about 6:43 am, Gerald Darmanin told reporters at the scene. He added that the unnamed assailant was between life and death in a hospital.

Several passengers and a border police officer were among the wounded, according to officials. The officer was stabbed in the back by the assailant but was saved by a bulletproof vest, Darmanin said.

Another one of the other victims was seriously injured in the shoulder blade and taken for emergency treatment. Darmanin thanked the police for their practical and courageous reaction.

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