Two dead after knife attack in Paris suburb

Police at the scene of a knife attack in the suburb of Trappes, west of Paris. Picture: AP
Police at the scene of a knife attack in the suburb of Trappes, west of Paris. Picture: AP
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Two people have been killed and another person is injured after a knifeman carried out an attack on a street in a Paris suburb before being shot by police.

The incident took place in Trappes, close to Versailles.

Jean-Jacques Brot, the top government administrator in the Yvelines region, tweeted that the attacker in the town of Trappes was “neutralised” and had died.

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The tweet also said that two of the attacker’s victims were killed and another seriously injured.

Media reports said the attacker had used a knife on his victims before being shot by police.