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Manhunt underway in Lyon, France, after blast leaves 13 injured

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Blast injures 13 in Lyon, France
Manhunt underway after blast injures at least 13 in France 01:06

Lyon, France — Security tightened in France on Friday after a package bomb detonated outside a bakery in Lyon. Police and soldiers cordoned off the area and are telling people to stay away.

Christophe Castaner, the country's interior minister, ordered security increased around sports, cultural and religious sites. Officials fear there could be more bombs.

Police are hunting for a man believed to be in his 30s. Security camera captured him pushing a bike with a bag while wearing a mask and sunglasses. Authorities are asking the public's help in identifying him.

An eyewitness said he found six victims on the ground with lots of blood flowing.

French security and emergency workers block the area following a suspected package bomb blast along a pedestrian street in the heart of Lyon, France, on May 24, 2019. Philippe Desmazes / AFP/Getty

In a live interview Friday, President Emmanuel Macron called the explosion an "attack" and said his "thoughts are with the injured."

This incident comes as France goes to the polls on Sunday to elect a member to the European parliament. The country is also preparing for two big events: the 75th anniversary of D-Day followed by the Women's World Cup. The tournament is scheduled to begin June 7.

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