Six people were slightly injured by a stab weapon Wednesday at Paris’ Gare du Nord train station after being attacked by a man who was immediately arrested by police, according to police and prosecution sources.
In context, sources of security and media French revealed that the perpetrator of the attack was a Libyan in his twenties, who had arrived in France 3 years ago, according to Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath correspondent.
And he added that he was known to have a criminal record, but was not known to the intelligence services, and has not been accused of having links with a terrorist group, adding that French police had issued a decision to deport him from the country last summer.
The police stopped him
Interestingly, the accident occurred around 06:45 local time (05:45 GMT) inside the station, the largest in Europe in terms of passenger numbers during rush hour, according to AFP.
The police officers checked the offender, using their weapons several times.
The attacker was seriously injured and received treatment by paramedics at the scene before being transferred in hospital, according to the prosecutor.
The largest station in Europe
Gare du Nord station is the largest station in Europe and the third largest in the world by number of passengers, receiving 700 thousand people a day and more than 220 million passengers a year.
Trains from the station also go to northern France, as well as to international destinations such as London via Eurostar trains and Belgium and the Netherlands via Thalys trains.
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