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16 Jun 2019 | 05:37 PM UTC

France: Police shoot knife-wielding man in Lyon June 16

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Police shoot knife-wielding man in Lyon June 16; investigation opened into circumstances around incident

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/16/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/17/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Lyon


Police shot a knife-wielding man in Lyon on Sunday, June 16. The suspect was reportedly threatening officers with a knife; in response, the officers shot him in the leg outside Desgenettes military hospital. An investigation has been opened into the incident. No motive was immediately reported.

A heightened security presence is to be expected in Lyon over the coming hours.  


Individuals in Lyon are advised to monitor developments, report suspicious objects and behavior to police, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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