Police officers shot and killed a man who threatened them with a 12-inch blade marked “anti-police slogan” at the Gare du Nord train station in Paris.
- A man with a 12-inch blade threatened two policemen at the Gare du Nord in Paris.
- The police pulled out their weapons and fired several shots at the man with the knife.
- The assailant, who police said was known to police officers, was later pronounced dead.
- Police say no one else was hurt and there is no indication that the incident was a terrorist attack.
Police today shot and killed a man who threatened them with a 12-inch blade marked “anti-police slogan” at the Gare du Nord train station in Paris.
According to the French interior minister, two officers were patrolling the station’s main platform around 7 a.m. when a man with a 12-inch blade threatened them.
Both officers drew their weapons and then fired several shots at the man, killing him.
None of the officers were injured, and no injuries were reported among the population.
The man was known to the police, La Depeche reports, without saying what he was known for.
Police have not said what they think the man’s motives are, but they say terrorism is not the cause.
An anti-police slogan was written on the man’s knife, according to BFTMV, although it was not immediately clear what the phrase meant.
“This morning around 7am, a police patrol was threatened by a man armed with a knife on public transport in the Île-de-France region,” Interior Minister Gérard Darmanin tweeted at around 7:40am local time.
“The police used their weapons, thereby eliminating any danger to themselves and to passengers.”
No officers were injured and no injuries were reported among members of the public (pictured this morning at Gare du Nord)