Skip to comments.Arrests made in connection with Lyon package bomb that wounded 13
Posted on 05/27/2019 5:23:52 AM PDT by csvset
Prosecutors said a woman was also arrested in connection with the attack.
Lyon mayor and former interior minister Gerard Collomb said one of the suspects is an IT student who was arrested as he stepped off a bus.
"It's a relief for all Lyon inhabitants. I believe the case has been resolved," Collomb told BFM-TV. "If there was a network, it has been identified and will certainly be dismantled."
Security camera footage of the incident showed the main suspect wheeling a bicycle to the scene before leaving a bag outside a branch of a popular bakery chain.The man was caught on CCTV cameras but police were unable to get a clear image as he was wearing sunglasses and a cap.
Just a group of little old clockmakers ?
What was his motive? Didn’t like the baked goods there?
I’m thinking that it may not be the usual suspects, since no one was killed. Probably just a white guy in to wrap or something.
Just another “lone wolf” attack, I guess.
Just like the 250 others.
Nothing to see here, folks, move on....
So this young man looks up how to make this stuff and then makes a bomb and leaves it in a public place. Off with his head !!
Motive ? Hard to say, if one rules out the usual suspect, ahem, ** Islam **, (not saying it is ), then he just might be a crazy bastard that wants to kill / injure somebody for kicks ?
The first suspect is a 24-year-old man of Algerian nationality who is studying computer science. Living with his mother, it is unknown to the police and gendarmerie, having never appeared in the scope of intelligence. he was arrested Monday at 9:55, while he was boarding a bus near his home in the 7th arrondissement of Lyon.
At the sight of the BIS, he raised his arms in calm. The police did not want to capture him at his home, where could be TATP, the explosive that was used to make the bomb Friday night.
According to information from Figaro , the student, under surveillance since Sunday, was placed in custody in Lyon, and will be transferred to Paris after a first hearing. At the last stage of the investigation, his motives remain unknown. No claims were registered by the services. Several searches are ongoing, including his home in Oullins, near the suburbs of Lyon, in his presence.
He was arrested after an investigation described as "exemplary", says an informed source. The trick was not made on the basis of intelligence but, from the same source, it is the result of a "cross-check work done on field findings, video surveillance and police work carried out on a DNA ". According to our information, it was taken on three different media
A second suspect, his brother, was also arrested. According to our information, obtained from police sources, the Research and Intervention Brigade (BRI) and the Anti-Terrorism Sub-Directorate (SDAT) led the operation. It would be a minor schooled at the Lycée Ampère de Lyon.
The mother of the main suspect in the investigation of the explosion of a parcel bomb that made 13 casualties Friday in Lyon was also arrested and placed in custody Monday, according to the Paris prosecutor. His sister is also questioned by the police but in a free hearing, according to the same source.
According to the Paris prosecutor's office, the father of the main suspect was arrested and placed in police custody.
A young man of Algerian nationality sets off a bomb in France in a terrorism attempt. I never in a million years would have imagined that./sarcasm
What could possibly be the motive? Some “club” initiation I suppose?
What could possibly be the motive? Some “club” initiation I suppose?
Make no mistake, this device was made to maim and kill.
The bombing was a family enterprise.
The family are Algerian immigrants into France.
Algeria is 99% Moslim.
Connect the dots...
Have they given up asserting that every attack is a lone wolf???
Less than 72 hours of a lightning investigation were enough to identify and gently capture, Monday morning, the main suspect of the parcel bomb attack that was thirteen wounded , including a 10-year-old girl Friday in the heart of Lyon. Born in Algeria in 1995, the latter was arrested by a dozen men from the Research and Intervention Brigade (BRI) at 9:55 am, as he was getting off a bus on the Boulevard Yves-Farge, in Paris. 7th arrondissement of the city of Gaul.
The police, who were on his trail since Sunday night, did not want to surprise him at his home, where could be TATP, the explosive that was used to make the bomb. Without any resistance, the young man raised his arms before being taken into custody for a theoretical period of 96 hours.
Fearing since Friday to see a "fireworks" return to action, the police officers of the PJ Lyon, the Counter-Terrorism and the Directorate General of Internal Security (DGSI) are launched in a real-life against shows. "They have done a blazing and exemplary investigation," a senior Interior Ministry official hisses, adding that it is not "intelligence" that has "housed" the fugitive. DNA, taken from three different media, has established that it corresponds to one and the same unknown. And that it does not appear in any file.
Awesome video surveillance work
In fact, the track of this ghostly suspect, who passed a computer license in Oran before arriving in France last year, was able to be reassembled first thanks to an impressive work done on video surveillance. Based on images of the explosion at 5:40 pm at the corner of rue Victor-Hugo, the police rewinded with meticulous sequence sequence the film of the path of the suspect and whose public dissemination has resulted in nearly 300 calls. "His journey has been traced to a well defined sector, says an informed source. From there, the investigators crossed this place with all the exploitable material. "
Geolocated, the suspect would have attracted suspicion by the purchase of LR6 batteries, identical to those used in the making of the parcel bomb. As early as Sunday night, the "engineer" was in the viewfinder. Presented as a "student in a computer school", he was admitted in 2017 to Epitech but has never attended this institution that had to unsubscribe due to a visa defect. »READ ALSO - Attack in Lyon: the main suspect had been de-registered from Epitech for lack of a visa
At the last stage of the investigation, his motivations remain enigmatic. "The modus operandi, especially with the use of the TATP, screws and metal balls would seem to lean toward the trail of Islamist terrorism but caution is on the move," says a police officer who adds: "We just learn to know this suspect, little talkative. For now, still no claim has been recorded.
After the preventive intervention of the Raid and the deminers, the police conducted Monday afternoon the search of the parental home in the residence Les Ifs, in Oullins, near suburbs of Lyon. While patrol vehicles locked the entrances and a drone flew over the area, the police conducted the searches in the presence of the mysterious witness "number 1", who still lived with his parents. His younger brother, educated at the prestigious Lycée Ampère de Lyon, his mother and his father were also placed in police custody. The suspect's sister was heard in open court. Sponsorisé par Le Particulier Figaro Partenaire Pourquoi investir en résidence avec services ? Découvrez tous les avantages de ce placement EN SAVOIR PLUS
One of the questions is who inspired what looks like an attack and where does TATP (triacetone tripeoxide) come from? Artisanal and very unstable, this explosive appeared in the attacks of November 13, 2015 in Paris and Saint-Denis. A fact seems certain: the profile of the computer scientist, presented as "technically good", could explain the sophistication of the firing system endowed, as revealed by the prosecutor Rémy Heitz, a printed circuit and a remote triggering device.
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