A knifeman has been shot by Paris transport police after shouting, ‘Allahu Akbar, France is ruled by Islamic State’ at a train station on Monday night, November 1.
The man is said to be severely injured after he brandished the weapon while threatening security at Saint-Lazare station, one of the busiest stations in Paris.
The incident started after he was stopped for not wearing a mask and he refused to comply with officials.
He then took out his knife and charged towards them shouting pro-ISIS slogans before he was shot twice in the chest.
He is now in a life-threatening condition as he fights for his life in hospital.
France’s state-owned railway company SNCF said in a statement: ‘The two agents used their service weapon to defend and neutralise him.
‘The injured individual was taken care of by the emergency services.’
According to identity documents found on his body, the man was born in 1974 and had been known to police for previous threats and violence but was not known to France’s intelligence agencies