A man armed with a knife and barbecue fork – and claiming to be from Afghanistan – randomly attacked people at a metro station in Villeurbanne, a suburb of Lyon.
A knife rampage at a metro station in France has left a 19-year-old man dead and at least nine people injured.
Witnesses said a man armed with a knife and barbecue fork attacked several people at a bus stop in Villeurbanne, a suburb of Lyon.
— LeMiradorrr (@nassmouss89) August 31, 2019
Footage posted online shows hero witnesses detaining the knifeman at an outdoor lift at Laurent-Bonnevay station after he was chased.
One video shows the man tossing the knife and fork to the floor as he is confronted, while a second clip shows a passer-by attempting to restrain the man who is armed with a spit.
On le voit ici maîtrisé par des passants. (assis devant l'ascenseur) pic.twitter.com/gDLhJ5lWX0
— Alex 🌍 (@Khas_sf) August 31, 2019
Gérard Collomb, the city mayor, went to the site and said:
“For the moment, we don’t know anything about his motivations. What is certain is that it was not a brawl, since he attacked passengers who were waiting for a bus in an undifferentiated way.»
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