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

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

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

A frame seizure from a surveillance video establishing a gentleman pushing a mountain bike in the vicinity of a suppose box missile bang in Lyon. Photograph: AFP/ Getty Images

Police questioned an appeal for witnesses on Twitter as they endeavoured the suspect, a follower 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 abruptlies 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” clamps 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 hurts was life-threatening.

Macron said:” It’s not for me to give a toll, but it shows “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 fairly 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 explosion 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 electrical cable near me and batteries and bits of cardboard and plastic. The windows were blown out .”

A terrorism investigation has been opened by the Paris prosecutor’s office, which has jurisdiction over all fear examples 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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