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Attack at Paris train station leaves 6 injured

A man armed with a knife injured six people in an unprovoked attack at Paris' busy Gare du Nord train station Wednesday morning before being shot by police, France's interior minister said.

The assailant attacked several people, including a police officer, with a "white weapon" at around 06:43 a.m., Gerald Darmanin told reporters at the scene of the incident. The attacker, who has not been identified, was "between life and death" in a hospital, he added.

Among the injured were several passengers and a border police officer, authorities said. The officer was stabbed in the back but was wearing a bulletproof vest, Darmanin added. Another victim had serious injuries to a shoulder and was treated urgently.

Darmanin thanked the police "for their efficient and courageous reaction."

Videos recorded at the Gare du Nord, one of the French capital's busiest stations, showed a tense calm as dozens of police officers crowded near the entrance to the Eurostar terminal in an area cordoned off to the public.

Authorities have not suggested what specific motivation the assailant might have had.

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