Female officer stabbed to death inside police station in Rambouillet

A French police officer has been stabbed to death inside her police station and her attack shot and killed nearby, authorities have said.

The attack took place just inside the station in Rambouillet, a town southwest of Paris home to a former royal estate.

The identity of the attacker or the motive behind the assault is not immediately clear, a national police spokesperson told Associated Press news agency.

Conflicting reports have said the victim was a civilian working for police or a serving officer.