Knife attack in Marseille, police kill assailant

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A homeless man who was known to the police in relation to a 2003 murder, attacked four pedestrians in a knife attack on Tuesday in Marseille. His motive is not clear, according to police reports.

According to La Provence newspaper, the four people who were wounded were three men of 23, 27 and 35, and a woman of 52 years old. Two of them were in critical condition. 

Police shot the assailant when he threatened the police with the same knife.