France terrorist attack: What we know so far

French crime scene investigators at the scene in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier. Credit: REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

A man has been decapitated during a suspected Islamist terrorist attack at a chemical factory near Lyon in southeastern France.

Here is what we know so far about the terrorist attack near:

  • The attack took place just before 10am local time when two suspects drove into the Air Products factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier near Lyon

  • The vehicle crashed the gate and plowed into gas canisters which caused an explosion

  • One man was found decapitated and two others were injured in the attack

French President Francois Hollande said one suspect has been arrested. Credit: REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot
  • The victim was not decapitated by the explosion, a security official said

  • One suspect has been arrested and identified while in custody

  • President Francois Holland indicted that a second attacker might have been involved

  • Two flags, one white and one black and both with Arabic inscriptions, were found at the scene

  • Air Products is a US company headquartered in Pennsylvania