A man wounded several people with knives at the Gare du Nord in Paris on Wednesday morning, January 11. Police have arrested a suspect, according to Le Parisien.
It is alleged that the man injured six people, including a government agent. The police shot the suspect and neutralized him, the Le Figaro newspaper writes. According to police sources cited by the same publication, the attack took place at 6:40 am on Wednesday.
The wounded agent belongs to the border police (Police aux Frontières, PAF), the same powerhouse that “neutralized” the suspect with the help of the CNR night networking company. The prognosis of the suspect, who was shot in the chest, is restrained, he has already been taken to the hospital.
According to Le Parisien, the weapon used was a chiselhand cutting tool with a metal blade end.
French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin has already reacted to the events on his Twitter account with a message that reads: “This morning at the Gare du Nord, one person injured several people. He was quickly neutralized. Thanks to the authorities for the effective and courageous response.”
Un individu blessé plusieurs personnes ce matin à la Gare du Nord. Il quick and neutralize. Merci aux Forces de l’Ordre for an efficient and courageous response.
— Gerald DARMANIN (@GDarmanin) January 11, 2023
A security perimeter was created on the 15th and 17th lines of the North Station. The railway station has already warned about delays in departure and arrival, as well as the cancellation of flights.
News updated at 11:08.