France - A teenager brandishing a machete in front of a Jewish school arrested in Villeurbanne

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- A 15-year-old teenager was arrested and taken into police custody in Villeurbanne (Rhône) this Thursday afternoon. He is accused of showing a machete to threaten students at a private Jewish school, uttering antisemitic insults.

The presence of a suspect was reported to the police at around 4:20 p.m. This teenager was near the private Jewish school in Lyon (Lycée Juif De Lyon), located rue Alexandre-Boutin in Villeurbanne.

He suddenly displayed a machete and allegedly threatened several students in the yard, yelling "dirty Jews" according to our sources.

The 15-year-old also reportedly threw marbles at the victims. The police quickly arrived on the scene and arrested the respondent who was taken into custody. Until now, he was unknown to the police.

An investigation was opened and entrusted to the urban security of the Villeurbanne police station. The motivations of this teenager will have to be clarified. Investigators will also study his family environment.