Paris Gare du Nord knife attack: several people stabbed at Eurostar train station - has anyone died?
Eurostar said that it “expected” trains would be running from London to Paris, with the situation now “under control”.
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A knife attacker has been shot by police after six people were stabbed at Paris’ Eurostar train station.
The French interior minister Gerald Darmanin said several people were injured before police “rapidly neutralised” the assailant at the Gare du Nord station, in central Paris, at 6.43am local time. He said the man had attacked a border officer with a knife before he was shot. The official was saved by his bulletproof vest.
The unnamed assailant is currently “between life and death” in hospital, Darmanin said. Paris police say the incident is now over. One of the victims was seriously injured in the shoulder and taken for emergency treatment.
Darmanin thanked the police “for their effective and courageous reaction”. Video of the Gare du Nord, one of the French capital’s busiest commuter stations, showed an eerie calm with dozens of police stationed by the Eurostar terminal entrance in areas cordoned off from the public.
No specific motive, including terrorism, has currently been suggested by authorities.
Eurostar said that it “expected” trains would be running from London to Paris today. Responding to a question from a traveller, the company said: “The situation at the station is now under control and trains are expected to run as scheduled.”
It is the second serious attack in Paris in less than a month. In the 10th arrondissement, the same area as the Gare du Nord, a 69-year-old man opened fire on a Kurdish cultural centre killing three people, with reportedly racist motives. The motive of today’s stabbing is not yet known.