Police on Monday morning killed a man who attacked them with a knife at the Gare du Nord in Paris, French Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari told RMC radio.
The man assaulted two police officers on patrol at busy station, terminus for london trains, with a 30 centimeter (12 inch) knife with ACAB (All Cops Are Bastards) written on the blade, a police source said, who asked not to be named. The incident was not considered to be related to terrorism, the minister noted.
“The person who attacked them died on on place”, Djebbari said, adding that two police officers were slightly injured.
Gare du Nord is one of The largest stations in Europe and home at international rail services linking Great Britain and Belgium. Djebarri said the incident had caused major traffic disruptions on Monday morning.
French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said earlier that the incident took place around 7am on Monday morning, adding that no member of the public had been injured.
Djebbari told RMC Radio that the incident was not considered to be terrorism-related and that the man who had been shot dead has been already known to the police for hanging out in North Station.
Worries over violent crime and terrorism are among key concerns for French voters, like people get ready to go to the polls for April presidential election.