Two dead in Marseille station knife attack

Agence France-Presse . Marseille, France | Published: 19:05, Oct 01,2017 | Updated: 20:11, Oct 01,2017


A man armed with a knife killed two people at the main train station in the southern French city of Marseille on Sunday before being shot by soldiers patrolling there, local officials said.
‘Two victims have been stabbed to death,’ local official Olivier de Mazieres told AFP.
Local prosecutor Xavier Tarabeux said the knifeman had been shot by soldiers, while Marseille police urged people in the city to avoid the area around Saint-Charles station.
French anti-terror prosecutors said Sunday that they had opened an investigation into a knife attack at the main train station in Marseille which left at least two people dead.
The prosecutor’s office in Paris said in a statement that the probe would focus on ‘killings linked to a terrorist organisation’ and the ‘attempted killing of a public official’, two terror-related charges.

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