French police kill suspect after knife attack in Marseille

French police and emergency workers intervene in the Canebiere district in Marseille, after a man stabbed two passersby before being himself shot dead by police. (AFP)

Officials in the French city of Marseille say a knife-wielding man has been shot dead after he allegedly attacked several people on a major street.

French media report at least two pedestrians were injured in the knife attack that took place late on Tuesday afternoon, but none of their lives were considered to be in danger.

An official with the regional administration said there was no reason yet to think the attack was terror-related but information was sketchy.

The official could not confirm the identity of the attacker or the nature of the attack. The official spoke on condition of anonymity, citing department policy.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:58 - GMT 06:58