Eight hurt in central Lyon explosion; package bomb suspected (UPDATED)

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Several people were wounded Friday by a suspected package bomb blast on a pedestrian street in the heart of Lyon in southeastern France.

Police said eight people had been injured but that none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.

President Emmanuel Macron called the blast an “attack” during a live Facebook interview, adding that no deaths had been reported “for the time being.”

“It’s not for me to give a toll but it appears there are no casualties. There have been injuries, so obviously I’m thinking of those injured and their families,” Macron said.

Developing story via FRANCE 24

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