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.

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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. 

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