‘Bomb Explosion’ Reported in Lyon, France; Police Confirm Multiple Injuries

Originally published at: ‘Bomb Explosion’ Reported in Lyon, France; Police Confirm Multiple Injuries | Sean Hannity

A “parcel bomb” exploded in downtown Lyon, France Friday; injuring at least eight pedestrians in the city’s famed historic district.

“Those hurt in the explosion on Victor-Hugo Street, including a girl aged eight, appear to have suffered superficial injuries. A cyclist was seen leaving the parcel outside a bakery on a street corner, reports say. Anti-terrorist prosecutors have taken over the investigation in the country’s third-biggest city. French President Emmanuel Macron described the blast as an ‘attack,’” reports the BBC.

#BREAKING: A bomb has gone off in Lyon, France. Multiple people have reportedly been injured: https://t.co/c6Ok41aSnU pic.twitter.com/OfTv90N058

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 24, 2019

According to officials, the device was filled with screws, nuts, and bolts to maximize injuries.

Explosion à #Lyon angle rue Victor Hugo et rue Sala. Périmètre de sécurité mis en place. Pour votre sécurité éviter le secteur. pic.twitter.com/g9bAgH2oaf

— Préfet de région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes et du Rhône (@prefetrhone) May 24, 2019

“The area where the explosion occurred, on the narrow strip of land between the Saone and Rhone rivers in the historic city centre, has been evacuated, according to AFP journalists at the scene,” adds France 24.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.