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

Police in France were hunting a suspect following a explode in a pedestrian street in the heart of Lyon that wounded more than a dozen beings simply two days before the country’s intensely contested European parliament elections.

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

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A chassis grasp from a surveillance video proving a husband pushing a mountain bike in the vicinity of a believe pack rocket explode in Lyon. Photograph: AFP/ Getty Images

Police issued an appeal for bystanders on Twitter as they endeavoured the suppose, a follower 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 shorts and a longsleeved dark top and described it 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 shafts” and had been placed in front of a bakery.

The number of injured stood at 13 beings, with 11 sent to hospital. None of the injuries was life-threatening.

Macron said:” It’s not for me to give a fee, but it seems “there arent” 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 machine .”

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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 hoofs) from the site of the blast.” There were flecks of electrical wire near me and artilleries and bits of cardboard and plastic. The spaces were blown out .”

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

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

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