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France: Police cordon off road following shooting of orthodox priest in Lyon00:59

France: Police cordon off road following shooting of orthodox priest in Lyon

France, Lyon
October 31, 2020 at 16:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

A heavy police presence could be seen on Saturday in Lyon after an Orthodox priest was attacked.

The priest was seriously wounded, according to police, and the perpetrator is still at large, having fled the scene.

An investigation and manhunt are underway.

On Thursday, a man stabbed three people inside a church in Nice. Two of the victims died from fatal stab wounds to the neck, while a third managed to escape to a local bar, but later died of her injuries.

The suspect, identified as a 21-year-old Tunisian asylum seeker, was tasered and shot five times by police, before being taken to hospital, where he is currently receiving medical treatment.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the attack.

France: Police cordon off road following shooting of orthodox priest in Lyon00:59
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A heavy police presence could be seen on Saturday in Lyon after an Orthodox priest was attacked.

The priest was seriously wounded, according to police, and the perpetrator is still at large, having fled the scene.

An investigation and manhunt are underway.

On Thursday, a man stabbed three people inside a church in Nice. Two of the victims died from fatal stab wounds to the neck, while a third managed to escape to a local bar, but later died of her injuries.

The suspect, identified as a 21-year-old Tunisian asylum seeker, was tasered and shot five times by police, before being taken to hospital, where he is currently receiving medical treatment.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the attack.

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