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Six injured in knife attack at Paris railway station



French authorities have confirmed that six people were injured in an attack at Paris’ Gare Du Nord central railway station early Wednesday.

French Interior Minister, Gerald Darmanin, who addressed a press conference shortly after the attack, said the attacker began attacking people at 6:42 a.m. local time and was neutralized a minute later.

“The individual was disarmed by off-duty police officers who were going home and by border police,” Darmanin said in a press conference.

“Several police officers opened fire, including a security agent working for rail operator SNCF.

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“Thankful to the police for their effective and courageous response. The police seem to have opened fire against a dangerous person who injured travelers at Gare du Nord,” Darmanin said.

Local report said multiple shots were fired and the alleged attacker was injured before he was arrested.

“One of the injured is in critical condition. The suspect is also in a critical condition. The motive for the knife attack is unknown,” a spokesman for the Paris Prosecutor’s Office said.

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