Several injured in knife attack at Paris train station


The attack caused major delays to morning trains at the station. (File)

Paris, France:

Several people were slightly injured on Wednesday by a man brandishing a knife at the busy Gare du Nord station in Paris, French authorities said.

The man was arrested by police at the station, which serves as a hub for trains to London and Northern Europe, after they opened fire and wounded him, a police source, who declined to be named, said.

“One person injured several people at the Gare du Nord this morning,” Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin wrote on Twitter.

“He was quickly neutralized. Thank you to the police for their effective and courageous response.”

The incident has led to major delays in trains at the station in the early morning rush hour, according to operator SNCF’s live departure board.

The attacker’s motive was not immediately clear. France remains on high alert after a spate of deadly attacks by Islamist radicals since 2015.

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