Man kills 2 with knife at French station, yells ‘Allahu akbar’ – Chicago Tribune

A man with a knife killed two women at the main train station in the French city of Marseille on Sunday, shouting “Allahu akbar” during an attack that French authorities were working to determine had links to Islamic extremism.

Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, who went to Marseille to meet with local authorities and troops on the scene, said local police have video that shows a man attacking a woman and running away, then coming back and attacking a second woman.

The video shows the same man running toward soldiers who were rushing to Marseille Saint Charles train station. The soldiers fatally shot him and both of the women died of their injuries, Collomb said.

Some witnesses reported hearing the assailant shout “Allahu akbar,” Arabic for “God is great,” Collomb said. He said the attack might have been of a “terrorist” nature, but that authorities could not be sure until the investigation progressed.

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