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

Police in France were hunting a suppose following a detonation in a pedestrian street in the heart of Lyon that wounded more than a dozen people precisely two days before the country’s furiously raced European parliament elections.

The president, Emmanuel Macron, announced Friday’s blowup, apparently from a box 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 grab from a surveillance video proving a soul pushing a mountain bike in the vicinity of a suspect package projectile explode in Lyon. Photograph: AFP/ Getty Images

Police issued an appeal for eyewitness on Twitter as they tried the suspect, a humankind 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 describing 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” fucks or thunderbolts” and had been placed in front of a bakery.

The number of disabled stands at 13 people, 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 shows “there arent” casualties. 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 reasonably 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 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 electric wire near me and batteries and fragments 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 terror cases 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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