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.’