Shooting in Lyon: Shooting at an Orthodox priest, and an attacker fleeing – source in the French Police

Shooting in Lyon: Shooting at an Orthodox priest, and an attacker fleeing - source in the French Police

A police source said the priest was seriously injured. The source added that the accident occurred around 4 pm local time.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex told reporters that a “serious incident” had occurred, but “we do not have specific elements yet.” Castex also said that a “crisis center” would be activated.

The French Interior Ministry wrote on Twitter that a serious security incident was taking place near the Jean-Masset neighborhood of Lyon and that a security cordon was in place.

The shooting comes just two days after three people were killed He was killed in a knife attack In a church in Nice. An investigation into this incident is underway.

France on Thursday raised its national guidance on the state of alert against terrorism to its highest level of “emergency”, with up to 4,000 soldiers to be deployed to reinforce security in schools, churches and other places of worship.

Castex was in the northern French village of Saint-√Čtienne-de-Rouvray, where he traveled Saturday to check on new security measures taken after the Nice attack.

It was a Catholic priest, Father Jack Hamel He was killed in Saint-√Čtienne-de-Rouvray In 2016 by two Islamic extremists.
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