Knife-wielding man injures police in France's Marseille

TEHRAN, Mar. 12 (MNA) – According to preliminary reports, the incident occurred this morning at the Old Port, with police opening fire at the perpetrator.

Officers of the French municipal police were attacked on Saturday by a knife-wielding man, BFM TV has reported. Reports by the AFP news agency suggest that the suspect was killed by law enforcement.

One of the officers was injured in the stabbing attack and a large police and rescue force was deployed at the site of the incident. Marseille Mayor Benoît Payan has also gone to the site of the attack.

So far, there has been no official information about the identity of the assailant or anything to shed light on the causes behind the incident.

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin expressed his support for the officers, noting that to his knowledge, the perpetrator was a French national and not known to the police, as he had no criminal record.


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