Three women have been stabbed in a knife attack at a busy train station in France.
The attack took place at the main train station in the eastern city of Mulhouse – close to the Swiss and German border.
It is believed the unidentified perpetrator, a young male, has been arrested and put in custody by police having fled the scene.
Described by onlookers as ‘unbalanced’, he is said to have stabbed one victim in the back in the station waiting room.
She sustained serious chest injures- and local authorities say she was a German woman with her 10-year-old daughter.
FranceInfo report that a second woman was stabbed in the stomach on the station forecourt, while the third woman is unhurt with the attackers clothes becoming torn.
There was a doctor reportedly on hand to provide crucial first-aid treatment to the victims, two of whom are in a critical condition in hospital.
The French capital Paris has seen violent protests for a fourth consecutive weekend, with thousands demonstrating over fuel tax rises – setting fire to cars and clashing with police.
There are have been further angry protests across the country – but it is unclear if this attack is linked.
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