3 arrested in nail bomb attack that wounded 13 in Lyon, France

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a parcel bomb detonated in the French city of Lyon on Friday, authorities confirmed to ABC News.

France’s Minister of the Interior Christophe Castaner announced a 24-year-old man had been arrested Monday around 10 a.m. on a street in Lyon. The Paris prosecutor’s office also confirmed to ABC News that two more suspects, a man and a woman, had also been arrested and placed in detention.

The bomb was detonated on Friday afternoon near a bakery on the busy Victor Hugo street in France’s third-biggest city, wounding 13. Among the wounded, 11 were treated at a local hospital. Several required operations to remove shrapnel from the blast.

Surveillance footage released by police shows one suspect arriving on foot around 5:25 pm and leaving a paper bag on the floor that detonated about three minutes later, smashing the bakery window to pieces.

Due to the nature of the attack — broad daylight, a crowded pedestrian area — anti-terrorist police took over the investigation Friday evening.(MORE: French launch manhunt for suspect behind Lyon blast that injured 13)

More than 90 investigators were mobilized, as well as 30 forensic experts, as police launched a public appeal for information related to the attack. Although anti-terror police were responsible for the investigation, there hasn’t yet been a claim of responsibility for the attack.

On Saturday, Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz told journalists that at the scene of the blast investigators they found screws, batteries, metal balls and a remote-triggering mechanism. The National Police force had released grainy surveillance-footage images of the suspects on Twitter as part of the effort to locate suspects.

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