UPDATE: Frances detains 2 more suspects in gas attack

Jun 26, 2015 8:08 AM by Cheryl Wengren

Live television from France has shown two people - a woman and another person whose head was covered - being led away by French security forces from the detained suspect's apartment building in Saint Priest, a suburb of Lyon.

France's top security official says the suspect himself was detained earlier Friday after he rammed a car into gas canisters at an American gas factory in southeastern France, touching off an explosion that injured two people.

A security official says the suspect's wife was among those taken into custody Friday afternoon.

Another security official said the suspect apparently miscalculated about how explosive the chemicals he smashed into would be. French President Francois Hollande says a major explosion appeared to be the goal. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.


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