Suspected Terrorist Attack at Factory Near Lyon, France, Kills One
Attackers stormed a factory near Lyon, France, on Friday, killing at least one person in what the authorities said appeared to be a terrorist incident.
French news reports said that a car carrying two people had driven onto the grounds of an industrial-gas plant in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, southeast of Lyon, and set off an explosion. One of the attackers reportedly waved an Islamic State flag during the attack.
News reports said that there was a decapitated body at the scene. The police provided no details other than to confirm that at least one person was dead and that several others had been wounded.
Bernard Cazeneuve, the interior minister, was heading to the scene, his office said. Prime Minister Manuel Valls ordered tightened security and “reinforced vigilance” on “sensitive” sites in the region, about 300 miles southeast of Paris. President François Hollande’s office said he would make a statement shortly.