Police are hunting the perpetrator of bomb attack in Lyon

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At least eight people are injured in a bomb attack on a busy shopping street in the French city of Lyon. The police is looking for the man who bompakket left behind.

The explosion took place around 17.30 hours in the centre of Lyon, at the intersection of the rue Victor-Hugo to the rue Sala. The French president Emmanuel Macron had just started a speech on television and described the explosion as ‘an attack’, for the time being without fatalities.

According to Le Monde would be a man on a bicycle a bompakket have left behind. He would be searched by the police. The news agency AFP quotes a police source who stated that the bompakket screws and bolts and that it was left for a bakery.

‘A little girl of eight years was injured”, said Denis Broliquier mayor of the eleventh arrondissement in Lyon. “We are quite reassured, because at first sight, there are no serious injuries. At the same time, we are certain that it is an explosive tool.” According to the mayor, the suspect filmed by the surveillance cameras.

The police have a perimeter set up and asks for the environment to avoid.