Lyon: man who hid gun arrested near city hall

Lyon: man who hid gun arrested near city hall

The man was arrested a few meters from Lyon’s town hall, Place Louis Pradel. (© Nicolas Zaugra/ News Lyon)

NEWS INFO LYON. The 20-year-old was arrested on the night of Friday to Saturday, September 24, 2022 in Lyon (Rhône), a few meters from the town hall. According to our information, he was hiding a weapon under his clothes.

At around 1:00 a.m. in Place Louis Pradel (1st arrondissement), right next to the town hall, the opera and the metro entrance, a man was arrested by the mobile operation group (GOM) of the police. Municipal, according to the consulted police source according to News from Lyon.

They claim the gun is loaded with blanks

The officers saw that he had a pistol hidden under his running shoes. A source tells Lyon News it was a stun gun.

According to our information, he told the city police that the gun was loaded blank. The city police did not conduct ballistics checks, the weapon was turned over to the state police.

The suspect, a homeless man, was turned over to state police for custody on Saturday. What was he doing in this sensitive and busy place on a Saturday night with this type of weapon, loaded or unloaded? He will have to explain himself to the police at his hearing.

(Anthony Soudani with Nicolas Zaugra)

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