The media learned about the arrest of the suspect in the attack on the priest in Lyon :: Society :: RBC

Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Lyon, where a priest was wounded

(Photo: Laurent Cipriani / AP)

French law enforcement detained a man suspected of attacking a priest of the Greek Orthodox Church in Lyon. About it reports Le Parisien newspaper.

According to the newspaper, the suspect was a 40-year-old citizen of Georgia. Together with him, his 35-year-old wife, a native of Russia, was detained.

According to Le Parisien, the suspect was detained last Friday at his home located in the first district of Lyon. The man admitted that he shot the priest.

The publication writes that the attacker explained his actions with suspicions of adultery. He noted that he did not intend to kill the priest.


Media reported the arrest of a suspect in an attack in Lyon


Photo: Laurent Cipriani / AP

Attack on a Greek church in Nice happened October 31st in the seventh arrondissement of Lyon. As a result of the shooting, the man wounded the priest. In serious condition, he was hospitalized.

On November 1, investigators released the man who had been detained on suspicion of assaulting a priest. how wrote Lyon Mag, citing a statement from the prosecutor’s office, investigators did not find any evidence to hold the detainee accountable for the attack.

Moreover, the doctor, having examined the detainee, ruled that his state of health did not allow him to be kept in custody and that he needed hospitalization.

Earlier, on October 29, there were three attacks in France. Nice man attacked on the parishioners of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, as a result, three people died. In Avignon the unknown threatened with a knife to a passer-by, and in Lyon was detained the man who brandished a knife at a tram stop.

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