One killed and nine injured after men go on stabbing rampage in Lyon

One person has been killed and nine others were left injured after two men went on a stabbing rampage near the French city of Lyon.

Three of the victims have been seriously wounded in the attack which happened on Saturday, said regional officials and emergency services.

The two men, one armed with a knife and the other with a skewer, carried out the attack in Villeurbanne, a Lyon suburb, in southeastern France.

Officials have not given further details on the motive for the attack, which took place close to a metro station.

One of the men had been arrested by police but the second was on the run.

Witnesses saw a body being taken away in an ambulance and traces of blood on the ground.

Last May, a parcel bomb in front of a baker’s shop in central Lyon left 14 people slightly injured.

The perpetrator, a young radicalised Algerian, who was arrested three days later, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, according to his confession.

This is a breaking news story, more to follow.

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