The reason for the Romans-sur-Isère attack near Lyon is not yet clear. The alleged attacker was born in 1987. He arrived in France in June 2017 as an asylum seeker. One of the other men arrested is a young Sudanese man who lives in the same center as the suspect. He was arrested on Saturday evening.
French authorities arrested a third Sudanese national on Saturday night for an alleged connection to the attack.
Lyon’s judicial police said investigations are still underway and will notify the Sudanese embassy when new information becomes available.
The Sudanese Foreign Ministry expressed condolences to the families of the two dead and wished the injured a speedy recovery.