At the Gare de Lyon station in Paris today, an attacker originally from Mali injured three people with a knife, one of them is seriously injured. Referring to the police statement, AFP reported about it. The police arrested the suspect. The motive for his crime is not yet known, according to the police, he had an Italian driver’s license. and he was still armed with a hammer. The newspaper Le Parisien wrote that the man is 32 years old and has mental problems. The attack comes less than six months before the Paris Olympics, where 15 million visitors are expected amid a tense security situation.
According to the prefectural police’s preliminary report, the attack took place around eight in the morning. He claimed one seriously injured person, but his life is not in danger. Two people suffered minor injuries.
“The suspect did not shout anything during the crime,” a police source told AFP. “He presented an Italian driver’s license to the police,” he added. According to Le Parisien, the attacker is a citizen of Mali with a residence permit in Italy.
After the attack, he set fire to his backpack before being arrested by members of the Railway Police Brigade. The station was subsequently occupied by soldiers and the aforementioned security personnel of the French SNCF railways.
“Police and emergency services are currently working in concourses 1 and 3, making them temporarily inaccessible,” French rail company SNCF said on Network X. “Services are slowed between Paris Gare de Lyon and Montargis and between Gare de Lyon and Montereau, ” she added.