A man with a knife attacked six people at the Gare du Nord train station in Paris on Wednesday morning, leaving one with major injuries, a police spokesperson said, writes Reuters.
The attacker was shot several times by police and taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, the spokesperson added.
The man’s motives were not immediately clear, police said. The Paris prosecutor said in a statement that a criminal investigation had been opened.
One police source said the officer who shot the attacker was off-duty.
The station is one of the busiest in Europe and a major link between Paris, London and the north of Europe.
Police secured the area following the attack, which happened around 0645 CET (0545 GMT).