A man brandishing a knife was shot by police in the chest on the Paris Metro after shouting that “France is ruled by Islamic State”.
The suspect allegedly turned on police after he was confronted for not wearing a mask at the busy Saint-Lazare station on Monday night, according to local reports.
BFMTV reported he then took out a knife and ran towards the security guards, shouting “Allahu Akbar. France is ruled by the Islamic State ”.
France’s state-owned railway company SNCF said in a statement: “The two agents used their service weapon to defend and neutralise him.
“The injured individual was taken care of by the emergency services.”
Local reports added the man was until now unknown to the intelligence services.