Three Chinese students injured in French vehicle attack

11 November, 2017, 01:09 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
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Toulouse Prosecutor Pierre-Yves Couilleau said Friday evening that two students remained hospitalized and one had left the hospital.

Three Chinese students were injured Friday when a man deliberately ran over them with his auto near the city of Toulouse, France, police said.

French police told the AFP news agency that the man driving the Renault Clio was arrested immediately afterwards in Blagnac, in the Haute-Garonne region. The incident occurred outside a college in the suburb of Blagnac.

The suspect, a 28-year-old known to the police for minor offenses, was arrested at the scene and taken for questioning.

The three people hurt are Chinese students ages 22 and 23, police officials said. Unconfirmed reports have claimed the driver suffered from major psychological problems. It is not clear as of now whether it is a terrorist attack or not.

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On Friday night, France's Interior Minister Gerard Collomb praised the police's response, saying "the investigation will determine the nature of his act".

The Toulouse region's daily newspaper, LaDepeche, said the three students were in Blagnac for a French-Chinese program at a private business school.

France has been victim of a series of vehicle attacks by extremists inspired by the Islamic State group.

Last summer, a Tunisian man used a large truck to kill 86 people in the southern French city of Nice.

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