Lyon stabbing: One dead and nine injured in France knife attack

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Post by phildidge on Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:20 am

One person has died and at least nine others are injured after a knife attack in the suburbs of the French city of Lyon.

Officials have confirmed several people were attacked as they waited for a bus near the Laurent-Bonnevay metro station in Villeurbanne, to the east of the city, shortly after 4:30pm local time (3:30pm BST).

Of the nine people injured, three are in a critical condition. The one fatality was a 19-year-old man, reportedly from the nearby Isère region.

A man, who was armed with a knife and a large meat fork, has since been arrested after attempting to flee to the nearby metro station.

Video footage from the scene appears to show pedestrians attempting to talk to the man, who threw his weapons to the ground before being apprehended.

Police have since confirmed the man to be a 33-year-old from Afghanistan, who is currently seeking asylum. While he has provided contradictory information to the authorities, the attack is not believed to be terror related, according to two French officials approached by Associated Press.


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/france-stabbing-lyon-latest-knife-attack-death-toll-injuries-metro-station-a9086751.html

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