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Man with knife wounds 6 people at Gare du Nord station in Paris

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Man with knife wounds 6 people at Gare du Nord station in Paris

KNIFE ATTACK. French police secure the area after a man with a knife wounded several people at the Gare du Nord train station in Paris, France, January 11, 2023.

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(1st UPDATE) The attacker was shot several times by police and taken to hospital with serious injuries, police say

PARIS, France – A man with a knife attacked six people at the Gare du Nord train station in Paris on Wednesday morning, January 11, leaving one with major injuries, a police spokesperson said.

The attacker was shot several times by police and taken to hospital with serious injuries, police said. The man’s motivations were not immediately clear, the force added.

One police source said the police officer who shot the attacker was off-duty.

The station is one of the busiest in Europe and a major link between Paris, London and the north of Europe.

Police secured the area following the attack, which happened around 0645 CET (0545 GMT; 1:45 pm Philippine time). – Rappler.com

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