injuries, what happened

injuries what happened

This Wednesday, January 11, around 6:40 a.m., a police officer used his weapon on a man who attacked several people with a knife.

[Mis à jour le 11 janvier à 8h25] We still do not know the exact circumstances of what happened inside the North Station, very early this Wednesday, January 11, but the responsiveness of a policeman clearly made it possible to avoid a more serious situation. As reported France Info, a law enforcement officer “used his weapon in the direction of an individual who injured several people with knives”, in the station. According to the police source contacted by our colleagues, the assailant was “neutralized”: he was wounded by bullets, indicates Le Parisien, which relies on a source close to the file. According to Agence France Presse, which contacted another police source, the suspect was “arrested”, alive. The Parisian regional daily adds that the suspect was “slightly injured”. According to information from BFMTV, the weapon used by the assailant would probably be “a small punch” or “a small knife”.

The responders of the Samu were dispatched to the scene to take care of the people attacked: according to the Parisian, the people attacked are “slightly injured”. The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, reacted on his Twitter account: “Thank you to the police for their effective and courageous reaction”, he wrote, confirming from Place Beauvau that the man had been “neutralized”.

The motives of the assailant still unknown

France Info adds that a security perimeter has been installed in the station, located in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. This station, which was very busy on Wednesday morning, is one of the busiest stations in Europe. According to the SNCF, the circulation of certain trains is affected, but the station is not closed.

The Hauts-de-France TER service gave some still partial information: “Traffic is disrupted on departure and arrival from Paris Nord. The police allegedly opened fire on a threatening person who allegedly injured customers in the station North”. The information was confirmed by Franck Dhersin, vice-president in charge of mobility, transport infrastructure and ports in the Hauts-de-France region.

The motivations of the individual are still unknown, an investigation must be opened very quickly. According to France Info, the man first “threatened” several people before using his bladed weapon. BFMTV adds that the track of a “brawl” having gone wrong is to be considered, but insists that the circumstances of the event are “still unclear”.