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31 août 2019 | 16h18 UTC

France: Knife attack kills one person, wounds six others in Villeurbanne August 31

France Alerte de sécurité

Two knife-wielding assailants kill one person and wound six others in Villeurbanne, outside of Lyon, August 31; one suspect arrested, while manhunt ongoing for other suspect as of Saturday evening (local time)

TIMEFRAME expected from 31/8/2019, 12h00 until 1/9/2019, 11h59 (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Villeurbanne

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Event

Two knife-wielding assailants reportedly stabbed and killed one person and wounded six others in a parking lot near the Laurent Bonnevay metro station in Villeurbanne, outside Lyon, on Saturday afternoon (local time), August 31. Police have arrested one suspect, and a manhunt was ongoing for the second suspect as of 18:00.

It was not immediately reported if the assailants had known links to an international terror group. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected in the area over the coming hours as the manhunt continues.  

Advice

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

 

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