One dead, six wounded in France after suspected knife attack

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A knife attack killed at least one person and wounded several others in Villeurbanne near Lyon, France, on Aug. 31, 2019. Copyright Nicolas Liponne
By Reuters with NBC News World News
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One person was found dead and six others wounded on Saturday in the city of Villeurbanne, near Lyon, central France, after a suspected knife attack, a local police source told Reuters.

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LYON, France — One person was found dead and six others wounded on Saturday in the city of Villeurbanne, near Lyon, central France, after a suspected knife attack, a local police source told Reuters.

A suspect who was carrying a knife was arrested while authorities were on the hunt for a suspected second attacker believed to be in possession of a metal spike used to roast meat.

Motivations behind the suspected attack, which was reported to have taken place around 2:30 p.m., were not clearly established, the source added.

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