Man shot dead after stabbing attack in Paris

CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / AFP

Police have shot dead a man after he carried out a knife attack in a Paris suburb, leaving one dead and two severely injured.

According to reports, police arrived at the scene after the man started stabbing several people near a park and shopping centre in Villejuif.

Authorities have identified him as a 22-year-old with a history of mental illness.

His motive remains unclear and an investigation is currently underway.

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