Man shot dead at Marseille train station after 'killing two in knife attack'
A man was shot dead by soldiers at a train station in Marseilles after fatally stabbing two people, according to reports.
The prosecutor's office told local media that a man attacked passers-by with a knife before being shot by soldiers.
Police declined to speculate about the motives of the killer, who attacked passers-by with a knife, according to local reports. The victim has yet to be identified.
The attacker also injured several people, according to local reports.
The interior minister, Gérard Collomb, will travel to Marseille “immediately”, his office announced.
A number of people took to social media to say that the area had been evacuated.
In a tweet the Police Nationale 13 warned people to avoid Gare Saint Charles in the southern French city.
Actu 17 is reporting that shots were first heard by passengers shortly after 2pm local time (1pm GMT).
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