Knife attacker shot dead at Marseille railway station

French police have warned people to avoid Marseille's main train station amid reports of a knife attack.

Eye-witnesses say a knifeman was shot at Marseille station. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Marseille police said an operation “is under way” while French television BFM TV reported at least one person has been stabbed and the attacker has been shot dead.

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Interior Minister Gerard Collomb tweeted that he is going immediately to the scene “after the attack perpetrated near Saint Charles train station”.

The train station has been evacuated.

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