A person wielding a knife attacked residents venturing out to buy in a city below lockdown south of the French metropolis of Lyon Saturday, killing two individuals and wounding others, prosecutors mentioned.
The anti-terrorism prosecutor’s workplace mentioned the assault befell at 11 a.m. native time in a business road in Romans-sur-Isere.
The alleged attacker was arrested by police close by. Prosecutors didn’t establish him.
They mentioned he had no paperwork however claimed to be Sudanese and to have been born in 1987.
Prosecutors mentioned different individuals had been additionally injured however could not verify French media reviews that there have been seven different casualties, of whom one is in vital situation.
The workplace mentioned it’s evaluating whether or not the assault was motivated by terrorism, however that it has not launched any formal proceedings to deal with it as such.
Like the remainder of France, the city’s residents are on Corona Virus-linked lockdown. The victims had been doubtless finishing up their weekend meals procuring on the road that has bakeries and grocers.