Three people were injured after a knife attack in Paris this Saturday (3). According to the police, the case took place at Gare de Lyon, which is one of the main train stations in France. A suspect was arrested.
One of the injured was rescued in serious condition. According to the French press, the attack took place around 8 am, local time (4 am, in Brasília). Because of the attack, public transport underwent changes in Paris, with trains no longer stopping at the station.
The causes of the attack are being investigated, and the identities of the victims have not been released.
The prefect of the Paris police, Laurent Nunez, was at the scene and stated that Saturday’s act is considered isolated by the authorities, who do not “suggest that it was an act of terrorism”, adding that the suspect “clearly suffers from psychiatric problems”.
Gare de Lyon is the busiest station in France. The location is the departure point for all trains to ski resorts during the winter holidays. More than 100 million passengers pass through the station every year, with services to the southeast of the country, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté regions, as well as Switzerland and Italy.