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31 août 2019 | 20h37 UTC

France: Knife-wielding assailant arrested after killing one in Villeurbanne August 31 /update 1

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Knife-wielding assailant stabs and kills one person, wounds eight others in Villeurbanne, outside Lyon, August 31 before being arrested; search for suspected second assailant no longer being pursued, per source

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

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A knife-wielding assailant stabbed and killed one person and wounded eight others around the Laurent Bonnevay metro stop in Villeurbanne, outside Lyon, on Saturday, August 31. The attack reportedly took place around 16:30 (local time); the assailant was arrested following the attack. An unspecified source close to police indicated that an earlier search for a suspected second assailant was no longer being pursued. Police did not immediately open a terror investigation into the incident and the motive for the attack was not immediately reported.

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


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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