Fresh tragedy averted: Lyon’s district mayor hails police who arrested man with ‘LONG KNIFE’ after suspected terror attack in Nice

Fresh tragedy averted: Lyon’s district mayor hails police who arrested man with ‘LONG KNIFE’ after suspected terror attack in Nice

A man armed with a knife has been detained by national police in Lyon, following a suspected terrorist attack in Nice and an incident involving a knife-wielding assailant in Avignon.


The mayor of the Perrache district, located in the 2nd arrondissement of Lyon, announced on Thursday that law enforcement had arrested a man who was carrying a “long knife.”


“Thank you to the police for their effective intervention which made it possible to avoid a new tragedy!” tweeted Mayor Pierre Oliver.


The suspect was an Afghan national armed with a 30-centimeter knife, local media reported. He was detained after trying to board a streetcar.