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Anti-terrorism prosecutor opens investigation after two killed in French knife attack

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French Police officers stand in a street in the centre of Romans-sur-Isere, on April 4, 2020.
French Police officers stand in a street in the centre of Romans-sur-Isere, on April 4, 2020.   -   Copyright  JEFF PACHOUD/AFP
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Anti-terrorism prosecutors have opened an investigation in France after a man killed at least two people and injured four others in a knife attack in the southeastern department of Drôme.

The 33-year-old suspect has been arrested, AFP reports, after the stabbing that occurred Saturday morning during a nationwide lockdown order.

At least one person was severely injured, a source told AFP. The stabbing occurred in a bakery and on the street before the person was taken into police custody.

The suspect is reported to be a Sudanese refugee.

The judicial police in Lyon are investigating while prosecutors evaluate whether or not to open a terrorism investigation.

French interior minister Christophe Castaner tweeted that the suspect was arrested and that the investigation was ongoing.