French police shoot knife man who entered police station

Knifeman is shot and wounded after stabbing a police officer in the hand in France

French police shot and wounded a man armed with a knife after he challenged officers inside a police station in eastern France on Monday, a spokesman for the national Gendarmerie said.

The assailant, who wounded one officer’s hand, was taken to hospital. A motive for the attack was not immediately clear, the spokesman said.

The officer, who has not been named, also fired a tear gas canister at the individual before firing two shots in Dieuze, Moselle, this afternoon.

The attacker was injured in the abdomen and transported to hospital for treatment, although the severity of his injuries is yet to be confirmed.

Prosecutor Christian Mercuri

‘There was an opening of fire by a gendarme at Dieuze on an individual who I am told was armed with a knife,’ prosecutor Christian Mercuri told a court in Metz this afternoon.

The national gendarmerie told AFP: ‘A man in civilian clothes brandished a stabbed weapon in the Dieuze gendarmerie.’

A preliminary investigation must determine whether it is a case for ‘ordinary law’ or a terrorist attack, they added.

The circumstances of the shot and motivation of the attacker are not yet known.

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