Villeurbanne (AFP)

Two men, one armed with a knife, the other with a kitchen spit, killed one person and wounded six others Saturday afternoon at the Laurent Bonnevay de Villeurbanne metro station. learned from the prefecture.

One of them was arrested and the other is actively sought, said the prefecture, which has no additional element for the moment. About fifty firefighters were on site in the afternoon.

The facts occurred around 16:30.

An AFP journalist on the spot saw a body packed in a body bag and embarked in an ambulance, traces of blood on the ground near the metro station around which a large security perimeter was in place.

The judicial authorities could not be reached immediately.

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