Terror in France: Bomb filled with nails explodes in Lyon – Manhunt underway for Muslim terrorist
At least 13 people including an eight-year-old girl have been wounded when a parcel bomb filled with nails and bolts exploded during rush hour in the French city of Lyon, with police hunting a Muslim terrorist in his 30s.
The Muslim terrorist was seen placing a bag outside a bakery in the Victor Hugo area of the city at 5.30pm local time before riding away on a bicycle, an official said.
A massive explosion was heard just after 5.30pm on the busy street.
Eleven of the victims were rushed to hospital from the scene of the terror attack.
A witness living in a flat on Victor Hugo said: “We heard a monstrous noise, and our windows came in. We could see that people were running everywhere down below. I saw people wounded.
“The explosion was from the pavement in front of the bakery. We’ve heard it was a bomb packed with nuts and bolts.”
‘Anti-terrorist officers are at the scene along with other police,’ said a spokesman for the local emergency services.
The Muslim terrorist had his head covered and was wearing dark glasses, but was caught on CCTV.
‘He was wearing a dark top and Bermuda shorts,’ an officer said. ‘Municipal cameras would have caught him on his bike.’
French President Emmanuel Macron interrupted a TV interview about the European Parliament elections to announce: ‘There’s been a bomb attack in Lyon, there are injuries’.