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

Police in France were hunting a believe following a bomb in a pedestrian street in the heart of Lyon that wounded more than a dozen people merely two days before the country’s ferociously rivalry European parliament elections.

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

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A frame grasp from a surveillance video presenting a gentleman pushing a mountain bike in the vicinity of a believe box bomb blast in Lyon. Photograph: AFP/ Getty Images

Police problem an appeal for witness on Twitter as they searched the doubt, a gentleman believed to be in his early 30 s on a mountain bicycle caught on security 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” jailers or bolts” and had been placed in front of a bakery.

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

Macron said:” It’s not for me to give a fee, but it emerges there are no fatalities. 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 somewhat 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 blowup and I thought it was a car crash ,” said Eva, a 17 -year-old student who was about 15 metres( 50 feet) from the site of the blast.” There were chips of electric cable near me and artilleries and chips of cardboard and plastic. The openings were blown out .”

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

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

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