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France: Suspect apprehended after 1 dead, 6 wounded in knife attack near Lyon00:20

France: Suspect apprehended after 1 dead, 6 wounded in knife attack near Lyon

France, Villeurbanne
August 31, 2019 at 17:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

One person was killed and at least six wounded in a knife attack outside a metro station in Villeurbanne, near Lyon, on Saturday.

Reports say a 19-year-old man was killed in the attack and three of the wounded sustained serious injuries.

Footage shows the moment the suspect, who was reportedly armed with a knife and a large fork, was apprehended. Police are still searching for a second suspect who fled the scene reportedly carrying a rotisserie spike.

The mayor of Lyon Gerard Collomb published a statement on Twitter saying: "I am extremely shocked by the attack that has just occurred in the Lyon area during which one person died and several others injured some seriously. Being nearby, I went immediately to share my support for the victims, TLC (Lyon public transport company) workers and the police and relief forces."

According to media reports, a number of metro lines were closed following the attack and 50 firefighters responded to the scene along with specialist tactical police from RAID (French police unit). No motive for the attack has been established.

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One person was killed and at least six wounded in a knife attack outside a metro station in Villeurbanne, near Lyon, on Saturday.

Reports say a 19-year-old man was killed in the attack and three of the wounded sustained serious injuries.

Footage shows the moment the suspect, who was reportedly armed with a knife and a large fork, was apprehended. Police are still searching for a second suspect who fled the scene reportedly carrying a rotisserie spike.

The mayor of Lyon Gerard Collomb published a statement on Twitter saying: "I am extremely shocked by the attack that has just occurred in the Lyon area during which one person died and several others injured some seriously. Being nearby, I went immediately to share my support for the victims, TLC (Lyon public transport company) workers and the police and relief forces."

According to media reports, a number of metro lines were closed following the attack and 50 firefighters responded to the scene along with specialist tactical police from RAID (French police unit). No motive for the attack has been established.

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