Marseille train station stabbing sees knifeman shot dead by army after knifing two women to death

A KNIFEMAN has been gunned down by security services at Saint Charles train station in Marseille - after stabbing two women to death.

According to a police source, the attacker shouted "Allahu Akbar", Arabic for God is great, during the ambush on passengers.

Oliver de Mazieres, a local official confirmed "two victims have been stabbed to death".

Police sources claim the incident is likely to be a terror attack, although this is yet to be confirmed.

Locals have been asked to stay away from the area, describing the scene as a "major police incident".

Cops scrambled to the scene in southern France, sparking an immediate mass evacuation, after the attacker began the terrifying onslaught.

Security services are now carrying out an operation and anti-terror cops have launched a probe.

French interior minister Gerard Collomb announced he was rushing to Marseilles, on Twitter.

The tragic news comes while France remains on high alert following the string of terror attacks which began in January 2015.

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