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Police kill man who injured two in Marseille knife attack

AFP , Tuesday 19 Feb 2019
French police
French police and emergency workers intervene in the Canebiere district in Marseille, on February 19, 2019, after a man stabbed two passersby before being himself injured by police by firearm AFP
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French police on Tuesday killed a man who wounded two pedestrians in a knife attack in the southern city of Marseille, officials said.

A third person suffered leg wounds from bullet fragments, police said.

The knife attack occurred in the afternoon on a busy street in the centre of the port city, the second largest in France.

Police said they opened fire on the assailant when he threatened them with a weapon.

The reason for the attack was not immediately known.

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