Priest shot at the orthodox church in Lyon, France

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The assailant is on the run.

A priest was shot and killed at an Orthodox church in Lyon, France, around 4 p.m. local time on Saturday.

The priest is in critical condition and is being treated at the site, a national police spokesperson said.

The attacker is on the run, the spokesperson said.

“An event is underway near the Jean-Macé sector, in the 7th arrondissement of Lyon”, the The French Interior Ministry wrote on Twitter. “The security and rescue forces are there. A security perimeter has been installed. ”

The ministry added that people should avoid the area.

The attack comes as the nation is on high alert after a terrorist attack on Notre-Dame Basilica in Nice this week.

This is a developing story. Please come back for updates.



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