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Monday 24 July 2017

Man with knife arrested by police at Paris train station

French police officers patrol near the Eiffel Tower following the Champs-Elysees attack (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
French police officers patrol near the Eiffel Tower following the Champs-Elysees attack (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

A man with a knife has been arrested by police at Gare du Nord station in Paris.

A police official said that a man walked into the train station wielding a knife on Saturday and was immediately surrounded by heavily armed police.

Video online shows the police surrounding a man on the ground as travellers hurried past.

No-one was injured.

The Gare de Nord is one of the French capital's main transit hubs, serving the city's metro, suburban trains as well as intercity and high-speed trains like the Eurostar from London.

It comes amid heightened security after a policeman was killed and two others injured in Paris on Thursday night in an attack on the Champs Elysees.

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