At least 13 people, including a child, were wounded on Friday when a suspected explosive device went off near a bakery in the central French city of Lyon, local officials said. The precise nature of the device was not immediately apparent, and there were no claims of responsibility.
However, President Emmanuel Macron, in a live interview on YouTube, called it an”attack,” and also the Paris prosector’s office, stated that it had opened a terrorism investigation.
Friday’s explosion occurred in a pedestrian area crowded with people starting their weekend, perhaps not far from Place Bellecour, a large square at the center of town famous with tourists and residents.
Hubert Julien-Laferrière, a lawmaker for the district, told the BFM TV news station that witnesses saw a young guy with a bike falling off a bag before the bakery soon before the blast. He said the guy was being hunted by law enforcement.