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Terrorist attack France: Two people arrested for their alleged connection to the attack with explosives in Lyon

“A suspect has just been arrested,” said French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, through his Twitter account, before applauding the mobilization of the security forces and the authorities. According to information provided by the French newspaper ‘Le Figaro’, the detainee is a 24-year-old man of Algerian nationality suspected of being responsible for the placement of the explosive, although this has not been officially confirmed.The suspect has been arrested in Lyon and is expected to be transferred soon to Paris for a first judicial hearing. The newspaper has indicated that the man would not have a record or would have been under surveillance before the attack. Subsequently, the mayor of Lyon, Gerard Collomb, has pointed out that there has been the arrest of a second suspect, a relative of the first detainee, according to the chain. television station BFMTV. The event took place at 5.30 p.m. on Friday when a hooded man on a bicycle planted a package bomb in Víctor Hugo Street, a pedestrian zone in the center of Lyon, and then fled. The police have released the image of the suspect captured by security cameras. Surveillance cameras recorded an unknown person who arrived at a bakery and left the object that later exploded, leaving thirteen injured, including a girl from Paris. He is investigating the events as a possible act of terrorism, although the head of the Paris Antiterrorist Prosecutor’s Office, Remy Heitz, emphasized on Saturday that for now no group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack.The Ministry of the Interior decided immediately after the attack to reinforce security in public places and sporting, cultural and religious events as a preventive measure.

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