Suspect Arrested After Car Rams into Paris Anti-Terror Troops
Paris: A car rammed into a group of soldiers in a Parisian suburb on Wednesday, injuring six before speeding off and sparking a manhunt that a judicial source said ended with the suspect’s arrest on a motorway.
In an attack that authorities said bore the stamp of terrorism, the driver appeared to have lain in wait for the soldiers in a pedestrian zone near their base in Levallois-Perret.
The affluent suburb on the northwestern edge of Paris is home to France’s domestic counter-terrorism agency. Several dozen troops from Operation Sentinel, launched in the wake of Islamist attacks in Paris in early 2015, are based there.
The c a r ac c eler at e d i nto t he troops, who were starting their pat rol , when t hey were a few metres away, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told reporters outside the hospita l where the three more seriously injured vic-
French police at the scene where the man suspected of ramming a car into a group of soldiers on Wednesday was shot and arrested on the A16 motorway