Paris Metro: Man with knife shot by police at Saint-Lazare station

A man with a knife has been shot after threatening security officers at a railway station in Paris, according to reports.

BFM TV and CNews reports that the man was severely injured following the incident at Gare Saint-Lazare.

According to reports on BFM he brandished a knife before shouting "Allahu Akbar”

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The local media also report that the man was known to police.

A man has reportedly been shot after threatening security officers with a knife at Saint-Lazare

The French state owned railway company SNCF said in a statement: “The two agents used their service weapon to defend and neutralise him.

“The injured individual was taken care of by the emergency services.”