Police in Paris have shot a man who threatened officers with a knife at a train station.
Officers were confronted by the man at the Gare du Nord train station in the capital’s 10 arrondissement at around 7am local time on Monday.
He accosted police with the knife and was then shot, minister of the interior Gérald Darmanin confirmed.
Mr Darmanin said: “This morning around 7am, a police patrol was threatened by an individual armed with a knife in public transport in the Ile-de-France region.
“The police used their weapon, thus removing any danger, for themselves and for the travelers.”
Gare du Nord is one of Europe’s biggest train stations and home to international train services connecting to Britain and Belgium.
Footage uploaded to social media appeared to show a commotion inside the train station as officers confronted the man.
A number of shots can be heard before people in the station take cover.
France transport minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari told local radio station RMC Radio that the man has died.
“The person who attacked them died on the spot,” Mr Djebbari said.
He said that two officers suffered minor injuries following the incident, which has disrupted traffic around the station.
Mr Djebbari said that the incident was not thought to be terrorist-related, and that the person in question was already known to the police.
Worries over violent crime and terrorism are among key concerns for French voters, as people prepare to take the polls for April’s presidential election.
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