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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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Event

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.

Context

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.

Advice

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

 

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