Officials said that a man wounded six individuals at the Gare du Nord station in Paris on Wednesday morning before being shot by police officers who were off-duty. One of the victims had injuries that were considered to be life-threatening.
At 6:42 a.m., the guy attacked people inside and outside the station with what seemed to be a weapon he had built himself, according to Gerald Darmanin, the Interior Minister, who spoke to the media about the incident. The first investigation by the police suggested that the suspect had a blade of some kind.
According to Darmanin, police officers, who were off-duty, shot the attacker three times inside the first minute of the confrontation.
The Eurostar train from London arrives at Gare du Nord, Paris, which is not only one of the most busy stations in Europe but also an essential entrance to northern Europe.
When asked about possible plans to commit acts of terrorism, Darmanin responded by stating that a criminal investigation had been started, but that no investigation for terrorism had been started as of yet.
He further said that the perpetrator, who was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, had remained silent during the whole attack and did not have any identifying papers at the time.
According to Darmanin, one of the six injured people is a law enforcement officer. At the Gare du Nord station in February 2022, law enforcement shot and killed a man who had attacked them with a knife. In October 2017, soldiers shot and killed a man who had assaulted two persons at the Marseille train station.