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22 May 2020 | 02:13 PM UTC

France: Police operation underway following stabbing in Lyon May 22

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Police operation is underway following stabbing in Lyon on May 22; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/22/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/23/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Lyon


Police responded to a stabbing attack in Lyon near Place de la Baleine at approximately 14:00 (local time) on Friday, May 22. According to media reports, one person was stabbed in the attack and the assailant took shelter in a nearby apartment. Police operations are underway and the surrounding areas have been cordoned off. Details are still emerging.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected in the affected area over the coming hours. Avoid the area. 


Individuals in Lyon are advised to avoid the area, monitor the situation, anticipate a heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions in the vicinity of the incident, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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