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

Police in France were hunting a doubt following a explosion in a pedestrian street in the heart of Lyon that wounded more than a dozen parties simply two days before the country’s fiercely struggled European parliament elections.

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

A chassis grasp from a surveillance video testifying a mortal pushing a mountain bike in the vicinity of a suspect box rocket explosion in Lyon. Photograph: AFP/ Getty Images

Police questioned an appeal for bystanders on Twitter as they sought the doubt, a boy believed to be in his early 30 s on a mountain bicycle caught on insurance 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 described him as “dangerous”.

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

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

The number of injured stood at 13 people, with 11 taken to hospitals. None of the traumata was life-threatening.

Macron said:” It’s not for me to give a toll, but it shows 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 reasonably relieved because apparently there were no serious injuries but, on the other hand, we are certain it was an explosive device .”

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” There was an detonation and I thought it was a car crash ,” said Eva, a 17 -year-old student who was about 15 metres( 50 hoofs) from the site of the blast.” There were bits of electrical cable near me and artilleries and chips 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 fright instances 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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