Yesterday, an attack in the center of Lyon. A bomb package caused 13 wounded, all mild, not serious, among whom there would also be an 8-year-old girl. Eleven of them were taken to the hospital.

According to preliminary information, the facts occurred in a pedestrian zone near Place Bellecour, in the heart of Lyon. The package, “filled with nails, screws and bolts was placed in the street”, specify the sources of the site Le Progrès. A man on a bicycle is suspected of having deposited the bomb package. He is being actively sought by the police, reports BFM-TV.

“Sorry for the delay but there was an attack on Lyon”: with these words President Emmanuel Macron apologized to a 22-year-old youtuber with whom an interview was scheduled at 6:15pm. The meeting began a quarter of an hour later.

French police forces secure a perimeter after a suspected package exploded in rue Victor Hugo in the center of Lyon, France, 24 May 2019. The blast has wounded at least eight people, according to authorities. French president Emmanuel Macron has called it an ‘attack’. EPA/ALEX MARTIN

“I think of the wounded in the Lyon explosion, their families hit by the violence that hit the street on their loved ones and all the citizens of Lyon. We are by your side,” French President Emmanuel Macron wrote on Twitter.

Today, it is being said that the explosion in Lyon yesterday was through a remote controlled device. The bomb exploded yesterday afternoon in the center of Lyon was “remotely controlled”, so far there have been no claims of the act and several of the 13 wounded are subjected to surgical operations for the extraction of splinters: these are the main information given by the Attorney of the Republic Remy Heitz during a press conference today in Lyon. The prosecutor spoke of “different testimonies” and a manhunt that continues.