Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Man who 'deliberately' ploughed BMW into French soldiers arrested

Police have shot and arrested a man after he rammed his BMW into a group of French soldiers in western Paris before speeding off.

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe confirmed the arrest of the 37-year-old man, who was stopped after a chase on a motorway north of Paris.

"A suspect who was driving the car involved in the attack has been arrested on the highway between Paris and Boulogne-sur-Mer," said Mr Philippe.

One policeman was wounded by a stray bullet during the arrest, which took place on the A16 motorway near Marquise, close to the ports of Boulogne-Sur-Mer and Calais.

A Reuters witness at the scene saw ambulances surround a BMW car which had several bullet holes in it.

Six of a dozen or so troops were injured in this morning's attack - three of them seriously - in the Levallois-Perret suburb of the city.

The incident is being investigated by counter-terrorism officials.

The attacker had been waiting in the dark-coloured car in an alleyway before he drove at speed at the troops as they left their barracks to go on patrol at around 8am local time.

Police and troops secure the area

SKY      News.