Few passengers with their luggage wait at the Saint-Lazare rail station in Paris on April 3, 2021, as nationwide partial lockdown measures aimed at curbing the Covid-19 pandemic start today. - New restrictions come into force on April 3, 2021 in France, where authorities are scrambling to deal with a dramatic rise in cases that has overwhelmed hospitals in the capital Paris. (Photo by STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP) (Photo by STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP via Getty Images)
The attack took place at Saint-Lazare, one of the busiest train stations in Paris (Picture: AFP/Getty images)

A knifeman has been shot by police after shouting ‘Allahu Akbar, France is ruled by Islamic State’ at a busy Paris train sation.

The situation at Saint-Lazare is said to have escalated after the man was stopped by officials for not wearing a mask and refused to comply yesterday evening.

He then took out a blade and charged towards them shouting pro-ISIS slogans before police shot him twice in the chest, according to French media.

The assailant has been taken to hospital and remains in a life-threatening condition. A Paris police spokesman had no immediate comment.

In a statement, France’s state-owned railway company SNCF said: ‘The two agents used their service weapon to defend and neutralise him.

‘The injured individual was taken care of by the emergency services.’

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