A knife attack is one dead and six wounded in Villeurbanne, near Lyon


The facts took place Saturday afternoon at the Laurent-Bonnevay metro station, in the town of Villeurbanne.

One person was killed and six wounded on Saturday, August 31, in a knife attack near Lyon, said the Rhône prefecture franceinfo. An assailant has been arrested and placed in custody, another man is wanted by the police, with no certainty for the moment about his involvement. No information was filtered on the mobile of the attack.

The facts took place shortly before 5 pm, in the town of Villeurbanne (Rhône), at the Laurent-Bonnevay metro station. Raid policemen were deployed on site as well as some fifty firefighters.

An AFP journalist on the spot saw a body packed in a body bag and embarked in an ambulance, traces of blood on the ground near the metro station around which a large security perimeter was in place.

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