French police kill knife attack suspect in Marseille
The attacker was not known to police and had no police record, says Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin.
A knife-wielding man attacked officers of the French municipal police on Saturday, according to BFM TV.
Authorities later confirmed that the assailant was killed by law enforcement after failing to respond to several warning shots, according to AFP.
The stabbing attack injured one of the officers, and a large police and rescue force was called to the scene.
Marseille mayor Benoît Payan has also visited the attack site.
So far, no official information has been released about the assailant's identity or the circumstances surrounding the incident.
French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin later voiced his support for the officers, noting that the perpetrator, to the best of his knowledge, was a French national who had no criminal record.
On his account, the mayor of Marseille hailed the "very courageous actions" by law enforcement.
It is worth mentioning that the attack occurred in the Old Port of Marseille on the Mediterranean, not far from a site collecting aid for Ukrainians, but authorities said there was no immediate link between the collection site and the attack.