Two people "who could be the perpetrators" were arrested "near the scene" by the police of the BAC Lyonnaise, after a man was found stabbed in a metro station in Lyon, on Saturday night see you on Sunday.

A man was killed in the night from Saturday to Sunday in the metro in Lyon during a knife attack, which was followed by the arrest of two suspects, the Lyon prosecutor's office said in a statement.

The drama took place "around 00:15" at the Stade de Gerland station, in the 7th arrondissement of the city, he added on Sunday afternoon, confirming information from the regional daily Le Progr├Ęs.

The victim, hit in the chest and "seriously injured", did not survive his injuries.

"On their arrival, the police noted the death of the victim, despite attempts to resuscitate witnesses on the spot," continued the prosecution, which opened an investigation "of the count of intentional homicide".

The latter was entrusted to the departmental security.

Two people "who could be the perpetrators" according to the reports of witnesses were arrested "near the scene" by the BAC police.

"A knife stained with blood" was found on one of them, according to the same source.

The mayor of the 7th arrondissement of Lyon "horrified"

In "state of intoxication" during their arrest, they are both of foreign nationality and aged respectively "30 years" and "of about twenty years".

The investigations "will have to make it possible to determine the exact reasons and circumstances of the passage to the act, and to confirm the identity of the victim who would be old of twenty years" and also "of foreign nationality".

In a tweet, the EELV mayor of the 7th arrondissement Fanny Dubot said she was "horrified" by this homicide before offering her condolences to the relatives of the victim.

"This violence is unacceptable, I trust the police to shed light on this tragedy," she said.