A female police employee in France was stabbed with a knife at a police station in south-west of Paris.

The officer died of her wounds, as anti-terror prosecutors are investigating the case, and it is being treated as a possible terror attack, BBC reported.

The attacker had reportedly migrated to France from Tunisia several years ago was shot and killed by the police.

France President Emmanuel Macron condemned the attack and led tributes to the 49-year-old victim, he said France will never give in to “Islamist terrorism”, according to BBC.

The stabbing attack happened in a secure entrance to the police station in the town of Rambouillet at around 2:20 pm local time.

The attacker was reportedly talking on his phone outside the police station and grabbed the opportunity as the unarmed officer went through the security doors.

According to BBC, the attacker lunged at the female officer, stabbing her in the neck, her colleagues then started firing at the culprit.

The attacker before stabbing the officer shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) during the incident.

The 36-year-old man who was not named was known to the security agency and lived in the country illegally before obtaining a residency card. BBC reported that three other people were also detained following the attack, a judicial source told AFP news agency that the captured individuals were part of the suspect’s “entourage”.

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