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Posted at: May 25, 2019, 3:26 PM; last updated: May 25, 2019, 3:26 PM (IST)

Police hunt suspect after explosion in French city of Lyon

Police hunt suspect after explosion in French city of Lyon
Forensic officers inspect the site of a suspected bomb attack in central Lyon, France May 24, 2019. — Reuters

Paris, May 25

French police are hunting a suspect following an explosion that wounded 13 people in a busy pedestrian street Friday in the city of Lyon.

Police issued an appeal for witnesses Saturday with a photo of a man with a bike caught on video surveillance. They describe the suspect, wearing light-coloured shorts and a long-sleeved dark top, as "dangerous." He is believed to have deposited a sack or package that exploded.

Regional authorities said 13 people suffered mostly minor injuries, including 11 who were still in the hospital on Saturday morning.

France's counter-terrorism office opened an investigation and the counter-terrorism prosecutor, Remy Heitz, will host a news conference Saturday at noon.

Lyon mayor Gerard Collomb said he had no indication about the suspect's motives. — AP 

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