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20 Sep 2019 | 09:06 AM UTC

France: Active shooter situation in Lyon September 20

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Reports of active shooter situation in Lyon, September 20; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/20/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/21/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Lyon

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An active shooter situation has been reported in Lyon, as of about 09:00 (local time) on Friday, September 20. The incident is taking place on Villeroy road, near Saxe Avenue, where a shooter, locked in her apartment, is firing at people. One person has been reported injured. A police operation is ongoing, with the Saxe-Gambetta to Guillotière districts cordoned off. Details are emerging. The reason behind the incident remains unknown.

Associated transportation disruptions are expected.


Individuals in Lyon are advised to avoid the area and adhere to instructions issued by the local authorities.


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