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Attack in Villeurbanne: what is known about the suspect

2019-09-01T06:17:17.091Z

A man killed one person and wounded nine others, including one very seriously, Saturday afternoon at the Laurent Bonnevay de Villeurbanne metro station.



A man killed one person and wounded nine others, including one very seriously, Saturday afternoon at the Laurent Bonnevay de Villeurbanne metro station.

The facts occurred Saturday around 16:30. A man with a knife and barbecue fork attacked passers-by at a subway exit in Villeurbanne, killing a 19-year-old man and wounding eight others, three of whom are between life and death. death. The alleged perpetrator of this attack has been arrested and taken into custody but it is still difficult to understand his motives.

An Afghan asylum seeker

In front of investigators, this 33-year-old man first sought to conceal his identity before giving the maid who could be verified by the photo of his passport confirming that he is Afghan and asylum seeker.

This man is totally unknown to the French police, including information and showed little cooperation during the first hours of custody. The investigators of the Judicial Police of Lyon did not deserve religious or terrorist motivations and it is the prosecutor's office of Lyon which conducts the investigation and not the national prosecutor's office antiterrorist.

We will have to go back in time in the days before the attack to understand what could trigger this passage to the act. The murderer was equipped with two weapons: a knife and a kind of large barbecue fork that he used on 9 people before being disarmed by passersby. Of the 9 wounded, 3 are still between life and death.

Source: europe1

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