Knifeman shouting “Allahu Akbar” is shot and wounded by French security personnel at Paris train station

Paris transport police have shot a knifeman after he shouted “Allahu Akbar France is ruled over by Islamic State” at a train station.

According to reports, the man was severely injured when he used the weapon and threatened security at Saint-Lazare station in Paris, one of the busiest stations within the French capital. 

After being stopped for not wearing a face mask, the incident started.

He then pulled out his knife and ran towards them shouting pro ISIS slogans. He was then shot twice in the chest. 

The knifeman was taken to the hospital, where he is still in a life-threatening condition.

France’s state-owned railway operator SNCF released a statement saying that the agents used their service weapon to neutralise and defend him. 

“The emergency services were able to take care of the injured person.”

According to identification documents found on his body the man was born 1974. The man had been known to police as a threat to violence, but was not known by intelligence services.

An investigation has been opened into attempted homicide in a public office, terrorist acts and violence with weapons.