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Paris police ‘neutralize’ man after stabbing in Gare du Nord


PARIS – Police in Paris opened fire and “neutralized” a man who attacked several people early Wednesday morning at the Gare du Nord train station, one of the capital’s busiest transit hubs. capital, the French government said.

Gérald Darmanin, French interior minister, said on Twitter that “an individual injured several people this morning at Gare du Nord.”

Mr Darmanin said: “He was quickly neutralized.

It is not clear what weapon the man used, how many people he injured and how serious it was, as well as the motive for the attack.

Gare du Nord is one of the largest train stations in Paris, with service to northern France and beyond, along with the Eurostar station for visitors to the UK.

An agency of TER Hauts-de-France, a regional branch of the French national railway that serves northern France, said on Twitter that the man “was brought under control, emergency services intervened and the person was taken away.”

Police have set up a security perimeter and train traffic has been disrupted, “but the station is still in normal use”, the authorities added.

The attack comes nearly three weeks after a gunman killed three people and wounded three others at a Kurdish community center, a hair salon and a restaurant in central Paris, where the French officials said it was a racistly motivated attack against foreigners.

The suspect in that case, a 69-year-old man, who told police he had a “sick” hatred of foreigners, has been charged with murder and attempted murder. with racist motives. He is still in custody.

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