Suspects arrested over Lyon ‘suitcase explosion’

Published By ITCT News Desk On : May 27, 2019
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French police have arrested four people after an IED exploded outside a bakery in Lyon, France’s third most populous city. Several people were wounded and hospitalized after the attack.

“A suspect has been arrested,” French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, wrote on Twitter. He later said a second man had been detained.

Lyon mayor Gerard Collomb, a former interior minister, said one of the suspects was an IT student student who was arrested as he disembarked a bus.

Later, French authorities said that a police raid was under way in the Oullins suburb south of Lyon, a few hours after the arrest of the IT student, reportedly a 24-year-old Algerian.

Interior Minister Castaner had told prefects in the country to step up security measures in places frequented by people, such as sports or cultural events following Friday’s attack. At least 13 people were wounded, including a young girl, but no fatalities were reported.

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