A man at the central train station in Marseille, France, stabbed two women to death Sunday before reportedly shouting “Allahu Akbar.”
The attack, which took place at the St. Charles train station, quickly ended after a French soldier shot and killed the man, BBC reports.
Police sources believe the event is a “likely terrorist act.”
Marseille police have urged the public to keep away from the scene and have cordoned off the area.
In response to the deadly assault, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb announced he was heading to Marseille.
France has been a central target of Islamic terror in Europe. Terror attacks have resulted in approximately 239 deaths since 2015.
From 2015 to the present, the country has been in a continuous state of emergency, which is the longest since the Algerian War in the 1960s. France declared the state of emergency in the aftermath of the November 2015 Paris attacks, which killed 130 people. In 2016, a terrorist drove through crowds in the French city of Nice using a truck, an act which left 86 people dead and dozens more injured.
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