Man de­tained in France af­ter knife at­tack kills 1

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Po­lice de­tained an Afghan man seek­ing asy­lum in France af­ter one per­son was fa­tally stabbed and nine oth­ers in­jured Satur­day out­side a sub­way sta­tion in a suburb of Lyon, au­thor­i­ties said. The rea­son for the at­tack was un­clear.

The as­sailant was a 33-year-old Afghan cit­i­zen who had applied for asy­lum in France and was await­ing a re­sponse, a na­tional po­lice of­fi­cial said.

The sus­pect pro­vided con­tra­dic­tory in­for­ma­tion to po­lice, but the at­tack in the town of Villeur­banne did not ap­pear to be ter­ror­ism-re­lated, the of­fi­cial told The As­so­ci­ated Press.

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