The investigation of the explosion in Lyon on May 24 is in fact “criminal terrorist conspiracy”, said the head of the Ministry of justice of France, Nicole Belloubet. It is reported by BFM TV.
According to her, the investigation is conducted by the antiterrorist Department of the French police. “The police have launched an investigation into a criminal terrorist conspiracy, but we need to wait for the results of the investigation, which is currently underway and entrusted to the judicial police,” she said.
However, she stressed that it was premature to draw conclusions before the investigation was completed. It is too early to say that what happened was a terrorist attack. At the same time, earlier, President Emmanuel macron called the incident in Lyon an “attack.”
BFM on his Twitter page also posted a photo of the man who allegedly staged the explosion.
The channel specifies that the police are looking for a managed 30-35 years. According to security footage, he arrived at the scene on his bike and left a package, which then exploded. The man wore dark glasses, a black sweater, and light shorts.
The explosion in Lyon took place on Friday, May 24, near the main square, place Bellecour. As a result, 13 people were injured, including a child. According to some reports, the bomb was filled with metal balls and nails, as evidenced by the nature of the injuries in the victims.