French police arrest suspect over Lyon bomb blast, Interior Minister Castaner says

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French police arrest suspect over Lyon bomb blast, Interior Minister Castaner says

French police have arrested a man suspected of being behind last week’s bomb blast in the central city of Lyon that injured 13 people, according to Interior Minister Christophe Castaner.

Castaner announced the arrest on Twitter on Monday, but did not provide further details on the suspect or where he was arrested.

Security camera footage of the incident showed the partially masked suspect wheeling a bicycle to the scene, before leaving a bag outside a branch of a popular bakery chain, Reuters said.

The case is being handled as a terrorism investigation given the circumstances of the attack, after an explosive device was used capable of hitting a large number of people with screws and metal balls packed into a bag.