Two hurt as car driven at crowd out­side bar

The Daily Telegraph - - World News -

A man drove into a crowd of about 50 pa­trons gath­ered out­side a bar in the south­ern French city of Nimes at 1am lo­cal time yes­ter­day, slightly in­jur­ing two be­fore hit­ting a se­cu­rity bar­rier and be­ing ar­rested.

Sev­eral wit­nesses said that the 32-year-old sus­pect, be­lieved to be a lo­cal, shouted “Al­lahu ak­bar” as his white Peu­geot sped to­wards drinkers. Law sources said the man, in a state of “men­tal an­guish”, tried to flee but was caught and roughed up by the crowd.

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