Driver tar­gets crowd

Weekend Herald - - World -

Po­lice in south­ern France are hold­ing a man on sus­pi­cion of at­tempted mur­der after he steered his car to­ward a crowd, lightly in­jur­ing two peo­ple. A po­lice spokes­woman said the man’s car was stopped by road bar­ri­ers in the town of Nimes, which cel­e­brates its an­nual grape har­vest­ing fes­ti­val this weekend. The man was ar­rested after the in­ci­dent yes­ter­day. The spokes­woman said she had no in­for­ma­tion about the man’s mo­tives but noted that the in­ves­ti­ga­tion was be­ing han­dled by reg­u­lar po­lice, not anti-ter­ror in­ves­ti­ga­tors who step in when ter­ror­ism is sus­pected. The lo­cal Midi Li­bre news­pa­per said by­standers stopped the man, in his 30s, from flee­ing the scene.

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