The explosion occurred on Friday in downtown Lyon, near a bakery at the intersection of Victor Hugo Street and Sala Street, near Bellecour Square, one of the city's attractions.
"It is too early to speak about an act of terrorism. The anti-terrorist department of the Paris Prosecutor’s office has been addressed. It began an investigation into a criminal conspiracy to commit a terrorist act but we should wait for the results of the probe which is currently underway and has been referred to the judicial police. Judging from the results, we would further be able to qualify this inquiry [as a terrorist or not]", Belloubet told the broadcaster late on Friday.
Meanwhile, a security parameter was installed around the Lyon Perrache Train Station, located in the same district that was hit by the explosion, after a suspicious piece of luggage was found there, according to the local media.