Gare du Nord: at least six injured in an alleged knife attack at Paris central station


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

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

Several officers opened fire, including a security guard working for train operator SNCF, police said. Several shots were fired and the alleged attacker was injured.

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

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin arrived at Gare du Nord shortly after Wednesday morning’s attack.

Earlier he wrote on Twitter that the alleged attacker injured several people before being “quickly neutralized”.

“Thank you to the police for their effective and courageous response,” Darmanin tweeted.

French rail operator SNCF reported disruption to traffic in the station’s departure and arrival areas following the alleged attack.

“Police appear to have opened fire on a dangerous person who injured travelers at Gare du Nord,” he tweeted.

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

This is a developing story. More details to come

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