Two people were stabbed to death in a suspected terror attack at a train station in Marseille, France, and the assailant was shot dead, according to officials and local reports.
Police urged residents and travelers to avoid the area near the Saint Charles train station following Sunday’s attack.
French television station BFM TV said that two people had died.
The attacker, who shouted “Allahu Akbar” — Arabic for God is great — as he carried out the attacks, was “neutralized and shot down,” police sources told Reuters.
Interior Minister Gérard Collomb tweeted that he was “going immediately to the scene.”
Fatal stabbing at Marseille train station in suspected terror attack
A counter-terrorism investigation has been opened.
The identities of the attacker and victims have not been revealed.
Sunday’s attack comes about weeks after four Boston College students were attacked with acid at the train station.
The students – two of whom are from New York – weren’t seriously injured and urged compassion for their assailant, who authorities described as “disturbed.”
With News Wire Services