Deadly knife attack in a locked French town

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PARIS – A man brandishing a knife attacked customers lined up outside a bakery in a closed town south of the French city of Lyon on Saturday, killing two and injuring several others, prosecutors said.

The anti-terrorist prosecution has said that a suspect was arrested after the attack took place at 11 am local time on a shopping street in the town of Romans-sur-Isère.

Prosecutors did not identify the suspect, but said he claimed to be a Sudanese born in 1987. According to local reports, he was an asylum seeker.

The prosecutor’s office said it was assessing whether the attack was motivated by terrorism.

The French press reported that at least seven other people were injured, at least one of whom was in critical condition.

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