Twelve people injured in incident described by Emmanuel Macron as an attack

Police in France were hunting a suppose following a blare in a pedestrian street in the heart of Lyon that wounded more than a dozen people just two days before the country’s strenuously struggled European parliament elections.

The president, Emmanuel Macron, announced Friday’s explosion, apparently from a box jam-pack with shrapnel and placed in the street, an “attack” and mail his interior minister, Christophe Castaner, to Lyon.

A chassis seizure from a surveillance video testifying a human pushing a mountain bike in the vicinity of a believe pack bombard bomb in Lyon. Photograph: AFP/ Getty Images

Police issued an appeal for evidences on Twitter as they searched the suspect, a husband believed to be in his early 30 s on a mountain bicycle caught on protection cameras in the area immediately before the explosion.

They posted an image of the man, wearing light-coloured suddenlies and a longsleeved dark top and describing it as “dangerous”.

The country’s justice minister, Nicole Belloubet, told BFM television it was too soon to say whether the explosions was a “terrorist act”.

A police source said the package contained” jailers or thunderbolts” and had been placed in front of a bakery.

The number of injured stands at 13 parties, with 11 taken to hospitals. Nothing of the hurts was life-threatening.

Macron said:” It’s not for me to give a fee, but it appears there are no casualties. There have been injuries, so obviously I’m thinking of these injured and their families .”

Denis Broliquier, the mayor of the city’s second arrondissement, said:” An eight-year-old girl was wounded … We’re moderately relieved because apparently there were no serious injuries but, on the other hand, we are certain it was an explosive machine .”

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” There was an explosion and I thought it was a car crash ,” said Eva, a 17 -year-old student who was about 15 metres( 50 paws) from the site of the blast.” There were fragments of electric cable near me and batteries and flecks of cardboard and plastic. The spaces were blown out .”

A terrorism investigation has been opened by the Paris prosecutor’s office, which has jurisdiction over all fear occurrences in the country.

France has been on high alert following a brandish of deadly terror attacks since 2015 that have killed more than 250 people.


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