Knife attacker shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ before police shoot him in train station
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A knifeman has been shot by transport police in Paris after reportedly shouting, "Allahu Akbar, France is ruled by Islamic State" at a train station.
The man is said to be severely injured after he threatened security at Saint-Lazare station while wielding the weapon.
The incident reportedly began after the man was stopped for not wearing a mask on Monday evening (1st Nov).
After failing to comply with authorities, he took out his knife and charged towards them shouting pro-ISIS slogans before being shot twice in the chest.
The knifeman was taken to hospital where he remains in a life-threatening condition.
SNCF, France's state-owned railway company, said: "The two agents used their service weapon to defend and neutralise him.
"The injured individual was taken care of by the emergency services."
The man was born in 1974 and had been known to police for previous threats and violence, according to identity documents found on his body.
He was reportedly not known to intelligence services.
An investigation has been opened for attempted homicide of someone in a public office, terrorism and violence with weapons.
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Back in October 2017, a man reportedly shouting "Allahu Akbar" killed two women in a brutal knife attack at Marseille's main train station.
French soldiers shot the assailant dead outside the station in southern France as petrified passengers fled the scene.
Local official Oliver de Mazieres confirmed at the time that "two victims have been stabbed to death".
The attacker also injured several people, according to local reports.
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