Knife attack at Marseille train station leaves at least two dead


Posted on: October 1st, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

iStock/Thinkstock(MARSEILLE, France) — At least two people were killed after a knife-wielding man allegedly attacked people at a train station in Marseille, France, an official said.

The suspect was shot and killed by French soldiers after the incident at the Saint Charles train station in the port city in southern France, according to a spokesperson for the interior minister.

The spokesperson said terror is the leading motive, but investigators are still gathering information about the incident. The Paris counterterrorism office, which is in charge of investigations into terror acts on French territory, is leading this investigation, according to the Paris prosecutor’s office.

Train traffic was suspended after the incident, Marseille police said.

This incident comes weeks after four Boston College students were attacked with acid at the same train station. Two of the students suffered facial injuries and were treated for burns. Soon after the incident, authorities arrested the suspect, a 41-year-old woman, who police said has a history of mental illness. The attack on the Boston College students was not terror-related, police said.

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