Witnesses heard the driver shouted on the spot “Allahu Akbar”.
Police in southern France arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly sent his car into pedestrians, reports the Chronicle.info with reference on the European truth.
Reported by the Associated Press.
The incident occurred on Friday night in Nimes, where the annual festival of the grape harvest.
The press-Secretary of police said that road barriers stopped the car before it crashed into pedestrians. As a result of hitting two people received minor injuries.
The driver of the car was arrested at the scene of the incident, the motives of the crime are still unknown.
She noted that the investigation is conducted by police who engaged in more routine crimes, and not investigators of Department on fight against terrorism.
The official close to the investigation said that the man was hospitalized, and police investigators are unable to interview him yet. Witnesses claimed that they heard the driver shouted on the spot “Allahu Akbar”.