'France is ruled by the Islamic State': Knife-wielding attacker shot by Paris railway security

WION Web Team
NEW DELHIUpdated: Nov 02, 2021, 04:35 PM IST

French police secure an area (file photo) Photograph:(Reuters)

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Paris railway security officers opened fire on Monday evening at a man who threatened them with a knife in Paris train station Saint Lazare, French media reported on Tuesday.

After yelling 'Allahu Akbar, France is run by Islamic State,' a knifeman was shot by Paris transport police at a train station.

The man is claimed to have been seriously hurt after brandishing the weapon and threatening security at Paris' Saint-Lazare station, one of the busiest in the city.

He was stopped for not wearing a mask and refused to comply with officials, which initiated the conflict. 

The attack's motivations remain unknown.

A representative for the Paris police department had no immediate reaction.

Prosecutors in Paris said they had initiated an inquiry into attempted murder and terrorism promotion, according to a spokesperson. 

The knifeman was rushed to hospital, where he is said to remain in a life-threatening condition.

(With inputs from agencies)