An explosion on a street in the French city of Lyon has wounded at least 8 people Friday, prosecutors say.
Prosecutors said a package bomb is suspected, according to Agence France-Presse.
Police in France wrote on Twitter that 8 people suffered minor injuries.
“The prefect of the region and the Prosecutor of the Republic are on site,” a tweet said.
Police said the explosion took place at the corner of Victor Hugo Street and Sala Street, which is in the heart of Lyon, and a security perimeter has been set up. Police asked residents to avoid the area.
The package contained "screws or bolts" and was placed in front of a bakery on the corner of the two popular streets, police sources told AFP.
French President Emmanuel Macron called the Lyon blast an “attack” and added that there have been no deaths “for the time being,” according to AFP.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.