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A 26-year-old Afghan was arrested in the morning in Lyon, according to the prosecution, which thus confirms information from



The individual, who was "armed with a long knife" according to Pierre Oliver, the mayor of the 2nd arrondissement, was arrested near the Perrache station.

"The man was strolling in the rue Victor Hugo (2nd) a knife in his hand", specifies the parquet of Lyon.

A man has just been arrested by the national police in #Perrache armed with a long knife.

Thank you to the police for their efficient intervention which made it possible to avoid a new tragedy!


- Pierre OLIVER (@ poliver69) October 29, 2020

For the time being, few elements have been officially communicated.

The man was taken into police custody and the investigation was entrusted to the Lyon judicial police.

There is nothing to confirm that the arrest has a link with the terrorist attack that occurred this Thursday morning in Nice.

"The investigations concerning the motivations, the personality and the profile of the accused are currently in progress", soberly concludes the prosecution of Lyon.


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