The prime minister and interior chief travel to town after the assault, in which the attacker was killed by officers nearby.
An attacker fatally stabbed a woman working at a French police station near Paris, before being killed by nearby police.
Friday’s assault took place just inside the police station in Rambouillet, a town 57 km southwest of the French capital.
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin and Prime Minister Jean Castex visited the city after the attack.
“A police officer was the victim of a knife attack at the Rambouillet police station, where I’m going,” Darmanin tweeted.
The identity and motive of the perpetrator was not immediately clear.
The Versailles prosecutor was investigating and France’s counterterrorism prosecutor had yet to be called upon to take the lead, an official said, according to Reuters news agency.
The incident follows the fatal murder of four people at Paris police headquarters in 2019, and comes six months after a teenager beheaded a schoolteacher in the same administrative department in France.
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