Man drives car into crowd in southern France, wounding two READ MORE

Lester Mason
Сентября 16, 2018

Several newspapers, including London's Times reports the driver shouted Allahu Akbar, although Nimes police say they do not believe terrorism was a motivation for driving the vehicle into a crowded bar and that he was mentally confused.

The terrifying incident happened outside a venue called L'instant T at around 1.15am.

The 32-year-old suspect mowed down two suspects who have been rushed to hospital following the shock incident at 1am in Nimes, southern France, where bystanders had gathered in preparation for the region's annual grape harvesting festival.

However his white Peugeot ran into barriers set up for the Feria de Nimes, a popular weekend festival featuring bull-fighting which attracts thousands of people each year.

The official close to the investigation said that the man was hospitalized, and police investigators are unable to interview him yet.

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He was in a state of "mental confusion" during his arrest and has been hospitalised, Maurel added.

France has been on high alert following a string of terror attacks in recent years.

A 19-tonne cargo truck was driven into crowds in Nice following Bastille Day in 2016.

This horrific act killed 87 people and injured 434.

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