Paris France’s interior minister was shot by police after a knife attacker wounded six people in a one-sided attack at Paris’ Gare du Nord station on Wednesday morning. Several people, including a police officer, were attacked with “knives” during the hour, Interior Minister Gerard Dalmanan told reporters at the scene.
Dalmannin said the unnamed assailant is now “between life and death” in hospital.French media reported he was shot in the chest.
Darmanin thanked the police for their “effective and courageous response”.
“Without very quick intervention, it would certainly have resulted in death,” he said, detailing how the knifeman was incapacitated within a minute of striking the first victim.
“At 6:42, the first act was accounted for. At 6:43, police used administrative weapons after he assaulted him,” he said.
Authorities said among the injured were several passengers and a border guard. A policeman was stabbed in the back by the assailant but was saved by a bulletproof vest, Dermannin said.Five of the victims had minor injuries, one with a serious shoulder blade injury, according to French media. He was injured and received emergency treatment.
Video of Gare du Nord, one of the busiest commuter stations in the French capital, shows an eerie silence as dozens of police crowd a closed-off area near the entrance to the Eurostar terminal. was
No specific motives, including terrorism, have been suggested by the authorities at this time. France remains nervous after a spate of deadly attacks since 2015.
The disturbance severely disrupted train operations during the early morning rush hour at the station, Europe’s busiest rail artery serving Belgium, the United Kingdom and Italy, according to state railway company SNCF. .
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