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Gare du Nord: At least six injured in suspected knife attack at Paris Central train station

Gare du Nord: At least six injured in suspected knife attack at Paris Central train station

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At least six people were injured in a suspected knife attack at Paris’ central Gare Du Nord train station early Wednesday, French authorities said.

A Paris police spokeswoman told CNN that a man began attacking people with a knife at 6:45 a.m. local time.

Several officers opened fire, including a security agent working for rail operator SNCF, police said. Multiple shots were fired and the alleged attacker was wounded.

A spokesman for the Paris prosecutor’s office said six people were injured and one of them was in a critical condition. The suspect is also in critical condition, the spokesman said.

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin arrived at Gare du Nord shortly after the attack on Wednesday morning.

He earlier tweeted that the alleged attacker injured several people before being “quickly neutralized”.

“Thanks to the police for their efficient and courageous response,” Darmanin tweeted.

French rail operator SNCF reported disruptions to the departure and arrival areas of the station following the suspected attack.

“Police appear to have opened fire on a dangerous individual who injured passengers at Gare du Nord,” it tweeted.

A security perimeter has been established, but the station continues to operate normally, SNCF added.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more details


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