France Factory Attack ‘Designed to Cause an Explosion’ – ABC News

One person was found decapitated and two others were injured following an apparent terrorist attack at an American-owned factory in France today, authorities said.

The attack happened in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier in southeastern France. French President Francois Hollande, speaking at a news conference, said the incident bears the hallmarks of a terrorist attack, and it was designed to cause an explosion.

One suspect was taken into custody, authorities said. The investigation into the attack is ongoing.

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The factory is owned by Air Products & Chemicals, a Pennsylvania-based company.

At least 17 people have been killed in terror-related violence in France this year. In January, gunmen attacked the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. The men suspected in that attack were later killed in raids at a Kosher supermarket and print shop.

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