Lyon: one dead and six wounded following stabbing in Villeurbanne – © JEFF PACHOUD – AFP
One of them was arrested and the other is actively sought, said the prefecture, which has no additional element for the moment. About fifty firefighters were on site in the afternoon.
The facts occurred around 16H30 (14H30 GMT) around a subway station in Villeurbanne, a town bordering Lyon.
An AFP journalist on the spot saw a body packed in a body bag and taken aboard an ambulance, traces of blood on the ground near the subway station, around which a large security perimeter was in danger. square.
According to a police source, one of the seriously wounded would be in absolute urgency. A previous report said one dead and six wounded. The Lyon prosecutor's office has been seized and the National Anti-Terrorist Office (PNAT) monitors the situation but is not in charge of the case at this stage. No indication was given on the motivations of the attackers.
Last May, a parcel bomb attack in front of a bakery in the center of Lyon caused 14 minor injuries. The author, a 24-year-old radicalized Algerian, arrested three days later and charged, had "lent allegiance in his heart"to the Islamic State (IS) group, according to his confession.