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Man who attacked police in Paris with knife killed, official says

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Police in Paris killed a man on Monday after he attacked them with a knife at the city’s Gare du Nord station, French Transportation Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari has said.

“The person who attacked them died on the spot,” the minister told RMC radio on Monday. He also said that the man who was killed was known to police for lingering around the station, according to Reuters

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin had previously said that no members of the public were hurt in the attack that took place around 7 a.m. on Monday, the news service reported.

Djebbari added that the incident was not terrorist-related, noting that two officers sustained minor injuries. The transport minister also said that the situation caused significant traffic disruptions on Monday at the Gare du Nord train station, one of the largest stations in Europe, Reuters noted. 

Meanwhile in the U.S., two police officers were killed after a shooting in Harlem last month as New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) has said that the city is “dealing with a sea of violence.”

Around the time of the shooting, President Biden spoke with Adams and “reiterated his admiration for the brave men and women of law enforcement who risk their lives on a daily basis to protect our communities,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at the time. 

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