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3rd Person Held in France Knife Attack South of Lyon

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PARIS—A third person has been detained in a anti-terrorism investigation in France over a knife attack south of Lyon that left two people dead, authorities said Sunday.

The third arrest was made Saturday night, and that all three of the suspects are Sudanese, the French anti-terror prosecutors office said.

On Saturday, a man attacked residents with a knife in the small town of Romans-sur-Isere, injuring several people in addition to to the two fatalities. Residents, who were in lockdown amid the pandemic, were carrying out their permitted daily food shopping.

Frances counter-terrorism prosecutors office said the assailant was arrested minutes after as he was kneeling on the sidewalk praying in Arabic. It said one of his acquaintances also was detained.

Police officers investigate after a man wielding a knife
Police officers investigate after a man wielding a knife
Police officers investigate after a man wielding a knife attacked residents venturing out to shop in the town under lockdown, in Romans-sur-Isere, southern France, on April 4, 2020. (AP Photo)Read More – Source