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

Police in France were hunting a doubt following a blare in a pedestrian street in the heart of Lyon that wounded more than a dozen beings just two days before the country’s furiously rivalry European parliament elections.

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

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A frame seizure from a surveillance video showing a serviceman pushing a mountain bike in the vicinity of a doubt pack projectile smash in Lyon. Photograph: AFP/ Getty Images

Police problem an appeal for bystanders on Twitter as they sought the suspect, a being 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 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” bolts or shafts” and had been placed in front of a bakery.

The number of injured stands 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 toll, but it sounds “there arent” casualties. There have been injuries, so obviously I’m thinking of these injured and their own 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 invention .”

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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 bits 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 actions in the country.

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

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