BREAKING NEWS: Two passengers are killed as attacker shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ slits a woman’s throat with a butcher’s knife and stabs another at Marseille station before soldiers shoot him dead

Sunday, October 1, 2017
By Paul Martin

Attacker stabbed two female passengers at Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles
He was shot dead by the French army who swarmed the area this afternoon
Reports claim he was heard shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ before stabbing passengers
Both victims were women, one of whom was left ‘with a sliced neck’

By LARA KEAY and PETER ALLEN
DAILYMAIL.COM
1 October 2017

A man carrying a butcher’s knife and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ killed two female passengers before being shot dead by soldiers at Marseille’s train station in southern France.

The attack at Marseille’s busiest train station took place early this afternoon, as scores of armed police officers and soldiers swarmed the area.

Both victims were women, with one left with a ‘sliced neck’. The other was stabbed in the stomach.

Local official Oliver de Mazieres told AFP: ‘Two victims have been stabbed to death.’

The prosecutor for the area Xavier Tarabeux said the knife man was shot by soldiers, while Marseille police urged people in the city to avoid the area around Saint-Charles station.

The prosecutor’s office in Paris said in a statement the probe would focus on ‘killings linked to a terrorist organisation’ and the ‘attempted killing of a public official’, two terror-related charges.

Early pictures from the scene showed a woman lying on the ground and armed police standing over the attacker on the floor. A white sheet was later placed over the assailant.

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