Two People Have Been Killed In A Knife Attack In Marseille

    The assailant was shot dead by French soldiers.

    At least two people have been killed in a knife attack on passengers at a train station in the southern French city of Marseille, in what local officials say is likely terrorism.

    According to reports, the victims — both women, age 17 and 20 — were stabbed to death at around 1.45 p.m. local time on Sunday.

    The attack is currently being investigated by the French anti-terrorist prosecutor’s office. Police told Reuters that the knifeman yelled "Allahu Akbar” during the attack.

    Gare de #marseille evacuée mouvement de panique un homme aurait poignardé qq'1 crainte #attentat

    National police confirmed on Twitter that the attacker had been "neutralised."

    #MarseilleGareSaint-Charles @PoliceNat13 . situation figée , auteur neutralisé et abattu.Trafic SNCF interrompu.

    A witness told BFM TV that "there were two shots on the esplanade of Saint-Charles station, there were soldiers and plainclothes policemen, and then there was a mob on the stairs ... and then two minutes later they ran away, a woman came to take refuge with us. It happened very quickly, after they secured the perimeter."

    France's interior minister, Gérard Collomb, is on his way to the city.

    #Marseille : après l’attaque perpétrée à proximité de la gare Saint Charles, je me rends immédiatement sur les lieux.

    The Interior Ministry has warned people not to spread false information about the attack.

    #Marseille Gare Saint-Charles Ne propagez pas de fausses informations et suivez les comptes officiels

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