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20 sept. 2019 | 10h56 UTC

France: Active shooter situation ends in Lyon September 20 /update 1

France Alerte de sécurité

Police arrest suspected shooter in Lyon on September 20; at least two people injured

TIMEFRAME expected from 20/9/2019, 12h00 until 21/9/2019, 11h59 (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Lyon

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Police officials announced at approximately 11:10 (local time) that the active shooter situation in Lyon has ended. The suspected shooter was arrested following a police operation on Villeroy road. The security perimeter in the area has been lifted. An investigation into the shootings is ongoing. A heightened police presence and localized traffic disruptions are anticipated in the area over the coming hours.


As of about 09:00 an active shooter situation was reported on Villeroy road, near Saxe Avenue, where a shooter, locked in an apartment, was firing at people. Two people were injured.


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


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