French police search for 2nd man in factory attack

2015-06-26 12:27
French police secure the entrance of the Air Products company in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, near Lyon. (Philippe Desmazes, AFP)

French police secure the entrance of the Air Products company in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, near Lyon. (Philippe Desmazes, AFP)

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Paris - French police are searching for a second man after arresting one man following a suspected Islamist attack on a chemical factory in the south-east of the country, a local newspaper reports.

A helicopter is sweeping the area around the Air Products factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier after the attackers drove a car onto the site, ramming gas tanks and causing an explosion and a fire, according to Le Dauphine Libere.

An emergency unit has been set up at a local hospital to treat the many injuries. A decapitated body was found at the scene, with the head placed on the factory's fence.

The Public Prosecutor in Paris has opened a terrorism investigation.
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