At least four people were injured as a result of a stabbing attack in Marseille, La Provence reported. The police shot the assailant to neutralise him, the media outlet informed, adding that he was seriously wounded.
The area has been cordoned off, with authorities advising the public to avoid the sector.
The reasons behind the attack are unknown at the moment.
En live de marseille attentat terroriste pic.twitter.com/rTHS4iIRlK— Izak (@Izak23042535) February 19, 2019
L’agresseur est grièvement blessé. Les autorités demandent d'éviter le secteur (La Provence). pic.twitter.com/hqeE1SlKaY— Infos Françaises (@InfosFrancaises) February 19, 2019
According to Reuters, citing a police source, the attacker attempted to fire on police before he was shot.
Later on, BFMTV reported, citing police sources, that the assailant died of his wounds.