French police shot dead a man who wounded three pedestrians in a knife attack in the southern city of Marseille, officials say.
The prosecutor’s office says the attack was not politically motivated.
“It’s a common law assault,” says prosecutor Xavier Tarabeux.
A fourth person suffered leg wounds from bullet fragments, police say, adding that they opened fire on the assailant when he threatened them with a weapon.
The knife attack occurred in the afternoon on a busy street in the center of the city, the second largest in France.