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 beings just two days before the country’s furiously struggled European parliament elections.

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

A frame seizure from a surveillance video establishing a human pushing a mountain bike in the vicinity of a doubt box projectile blare in Lyon. Photograph: AFP/ Getty Images

Police issued an appeal for evidences on Twitter as they attempted the suspect, a human believed to be in his early 30 s on a mountain bicycle caught on defence 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 explosions was a “terrorist act”.

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

The number of disabled stood at 13 people, with 11 taken to infirmaries. None of the injuries was life-threatening.

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

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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 paws) from the site of the blast.” There were bits of electrical wire near me and artilleries and bits 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 subjects in the country.

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


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