Car Rams French Soldiers, Suspect Apprehended

Reuters news agency reports that French police shot and arrested a man on Wednesday suspected of deliberately ramming his car into a group of soldiers in a Paris suburb hours earlier, injuring six of them in what the government called a deliberate attack. Armed police from elite units tracked the fugitive for five hours and 162 miles (260km) before cornering him on a motorway in northern France and shooting him several times. According to the report, the suspect was unarmed when he was shot and there was no immediate word on his condition.

The man appeared to have lain in wait for the soldiers in a pedestrian zone near their base in Levallois-Perret on the northwestern edge of the capital where France’s domestic counter-terrorism agency is based. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the suspect accelerated his BMW car into the troops, who were starting their patrol a few meters away, before speeding off and sparking a huge manhunt. Mr. Collomb also said this was not an accident and that a terrorism investigation had been launched.

Reuters report found here.


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