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Marseille: Attack with a Knife at the Gare Saint-Charles, the Suspect Shot

The terrorism prosecutor opened an investigation for “murder” and “attempted murder person holding public authority” …

  • Two women died in the attack. One was stabbed, the other murdered.
  • The suspect, who has not been identified, was killed by soldiers of the Sentinel operation.
  • The anti-terrorist section of the Paris prosecutor has opened an investigation.

A man armed with a knife attacked passersby  on the square of the Saint-Charles railway station in Marseille on Sunday, around 1.45 pm, we have learned from sources. Two young women, aged twenty and thirty years, died. According to police sources, one was murdered, another stabbed. When pass the act, the suspect would shout “Allah Akbar,” said a source close to the investigation.

The assailant, who acted alone, was killed by soldiers of Operation Sentinel, said the prosecutor, Xavier Tarabeaux. The man, who carried no identification papers on him, has, for now, not been identified, according to police sources.

The evacuated station, interrupted traffic

The anti-terrorist section of the Paris prosecutor opened an investigation for “murder in connection with a terrorist enterprise” and “attempted murder person holding public authority in relation to a terrorist enterprise”. The investigation was entrusted to the DGSI and the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police.



Marseille Saint-Charles train station was completely evacuated and the rail traffic interrupted. The National Police confirmed on Twitter that an operation was in progress and recommends “to avoid the area.”


The Interior Minister Gérard Collomb said Sunday on Twitter that he was going “immediately” in Marseille.

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