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At least 3 injured in deliberate auto ramming in Toulouse, France

11 November, 2017, 01:06 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • French police officers

Three people are injured after a vehicle plowed into a crowd of people near a school in southwestern France.

A vehicle was intentionally driven Friday into three students outside a high school near the southern French city of Toulouse, injuring them, the country's interior ministry said.

The driver, a man, was arrested.

The source said that the 28-year-old driver told police he had acted "deliberately", but was not on a list of known extremists. Police arrested the 28-year-old driver after a few minutes.

Three of the school's students, reportedly Chinese nationals, sustained injuries during the incident. La Dépêche du Midi newspaper quoted him as telling police he had heard voices telling him to harm someone.




The incident occurred outside a college in the suburb of Blagnac, According to local police it a "deliberate" act of violence meant to cause injury.

He said he wanted revenge, but did not specify what for.

Toulouse prosecutor Pierre-Yves Couilleau told reporters that three students were injured on Friday when the motorist drove into the group, near a university campus in the city of Blagnac.

He said: "At this point, we are looking at the psychiatric profile of the suspect, who was sentenced a dozen times and was subject to probation and care obligations". These are Chinese students.

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