PARIS — A man killed two women with a knife at the main Marseille train station on Sunday afternoon, an incident French authorities are investigating as a terrorist attack.
French police on patrol at the station shot the attacker dead at the scene, according to a Twitter statement from the Marseille branch of France’s national police. The attacker’s identity has not been disclosed.
“Profoundly outraged by this barbaric act, in pain with the families and relatives of the Marseille victims,” French President Emmanuel Macron wrote on Twitter. Gérard Collomb, France’s interior minister, was dispatched late Sunday afternoon to Marseille, where he met with local authorities about the case.