Knifeman shouting 'Allahu Akbar' is shot at Paris train station

Knifeman shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ and ‘France belongs to Islamic State’ is shot and injured at Paris train station after attacking security staff when they asked him to wear a Covid mask

  • The man, known to police, refused to comply after he was told to wear a mask
  • He took out a knife and charged at security who shot him twice in the chest
  • The knifeman remains in hospital in serious condition as terror probe is opened 

A knifeman has been shot by Paris transport police after shouting, ‘Allahu Akbar, France is ruled by Islamic State’ at a train station.

The man is said to be severely injured after he wielding the weapon while threatening security at Saint-Lazare station, one of the busiest stations in the French capital. 

The incident started after he was stopped for not wearing a mask and he refused to comply with officials.

A knifeman has been shot by Paris transport police after shouting, ‘Allahu Akbar’ at Saint-Lazare station in Paris (pictured)

He then took out his knife and charged towards them shouting pro-ISIS slogans before he was shot twice in the chest. 

The knifeman was rushed to hospital where he remains in a life-threatening condition.

France’s state-owned railway company SNCF said in a statement: ‘The two agents used their service weapon to defend and neutralise him. 

‘The injured individual was taken care of by the emergency services.’

According to identity documents found on his body, the man was born in 1974 and had been known to police for previous threats and violence but was not known to intelligence services.

An investigation has already been opened for attempted homicide of someone in a public office, terrorism and violence with weapons.

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