The suspect used a butcher knife in the attack at the Saint Charles train station, and it was reportedly unprovoked and random. He lunged at the 2 ladies -- who were 17 and 20 years old -- screaming the Arabic phrase, before slashing 1 in the throat and stabbing the other in her chest and stomach.
As you can see, the scene was a bloodbath ... with people panicking and authorities drawing their weapons.
The man was shot dead by nearby soldiers who were patrolling the area. France is currently in a state of emergency due to other terror attacks that have plagued the country as of late.
Anti-terror officials say they are currently investigating any links the man might have had to terrorist organizations.