New Delhi: A man was shot dead by police after stabbing at least four people, and reportedly killing two, in a town near the French capital of Paris on Friday, media reports stated. Also Read - For the First Time in 213 Years, There Will Be No Christmas Mass at the Iconic Notre Dame in Paris

As per updates, four people were believed to have been stabbed, including two who are reported to have died, in the attack in Villejuif. The incident happened at a park in a suburb south of Paris. Also Read - Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris to Miss Midnight Mass in Over Two Centuries Due to Accidental Fire

Soon after the incident, police chased the assailant and killed him on the spot. Reports further suggested that the culprit was wearing an explosive vest although there was no confirmation of this yet.

As per latest updates, the matter is being handled as a criminal case and has not been handed over to anti-terror prosecutors for further course of action.

The incident happened at 2 PM (1 PM UK time). After the stabbing incident was reported in the park, people sitting there ran away from the park in panic.