Auto driver 'deliberately' rams into passers-by near Toulouse, injures 3

Calvin Saunders
November 11, 2017

Initial information about the conditions of the injured - identified by authorities only as Chinese students - conflicted.

A auto has been driven into three students near the French city of Toulouse, leaving a woman in a serious condition.

At least three people were injured after a vehicle rammed into passers-by in Blagnac commune near Toulouse, southwest France.

A French police source told AFP that the attack was deliberate.

The 28-year-old driver, who was arrested immediately afterwards in the city's Blagnac suburb, "purposefully hit three people", and had been planning the attack for a month, Toulouse prosecutor Pierre-Yves Couilleau told news channel BFM TV.

The injured were Chinese students, including two who were seriously hurt in the incident.

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The suspect tried to flee the scene but police stopped him.

The driver, a man, was arrested.

Police say the man is known for previous minor offences, especially drugs-related.

He had previously suffered severe psychiatric problems and was released from a court-ordered hospital stay in December 2016, the Toulouse prosecutor said.

As the Europe 1 television network reported, the incident happened at the exit of Lyceum-college St. Exupery.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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