French police appeal for information after Lyon bombing
French police have made an appeal for information in their hunt for a man suspected of planting a parcel bomb in Lyon on Friday afternoon. In the explosion 13 people were injured among them an eight-year-old girl. None of the injuries were life-threatening.
The device went off outside a bakery on a busy street in the heart of Lyon, the country’s third-biggest city.
Anti-terrorist prosecutors have taken over the investigation and security has been boosted in public places.
Police released a grainy image of the suspect taken from CCTV footage. A police source said the package contained “screws or bolts”. Police sources described the suspected attacker as a European or North African male, seen wearing beige Bermuda shorts, an army-green scarf or head wrap and dark glasses.
France has been on high alert following a wave of deadly jihadist terror attacks since 2015 which have killed more than 250 people
Via France 24