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19 Feb 2019 | 05:57 PM UTC

France: Suspect killed following stabbing spree in Marseille February 19 /update 1

France News Alert

Situation contained following stabbing spree near the Canebière area in Marseille; assailant neutralized, four others wounded

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/20/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Marseille

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Police in Marseille reportedly shot and killed an assailant on Rue de Rome following a stabbing spree near the Canebière area at approximately 16:45 (local time) on Tuesday, February 19. Officials indicate the assailant stabbed and injured at least four people, including two on a tram, and reportedly brandished a gun at police before undercover officers killed the suspect.

Authorities stated they do not believe the incident to be terror related. A security perimeter remains in place around the area. Residual disruptions are to be anticipated in central Marseille in the coming hours.


Individuals in Marseille are advised to avoid the aforementioned area and to report any suspicious objects or behavior to local authorities.


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