“Police in central France have shot dead a man who attacked them with a knife while shouting “God is great!” in Arabic, French media report.
The man injured three police officers at Joue-les-Tours police station near the city of Tours before he was shot.
The assailant was a Burundi-born French national with a criminal record, a source close to the investigation told France’s AFP news agency.
Anti-terrorism investigators were sent to the scene, the source added.
Christophe Crepin, a member of France’s police union, told France 2 TV channel the attacker had had “a long knife, like a kitchen knife”.
“He was banging on the fittings [of the door], so the officers opened [the door] to see what he was doing, and he immediately threw himself at my colleagues, stabbing one in the hand, and attacking the second on the neck and face,” Mr Crepin added.”
More than 1 in 5 of all Frenchmen, presumably including the vast majority of Muslims in France, support Islamic State: