Van rams bus stops in Marseille, France; likely no terror link
— August 21, 2017
A van plowed through two bus stops in the French port city of Marseille on Monday, killing one person and injuring another, authorities said.
The incident raised terrorism concerns, as it comes days after 15 people were killed in ISIS-linked van attacks in Barcelona and the Spanish resort town of Cambrils.
But French authorities say the driver in Monday’s incident has a history of mental health issues and that the deadly drive may have nothing to do with terrorism, BFM-TV reports.
All possible motives were being studied, David-Olivier Reverdy of the Alliance police union said.
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The 35-year-old driver — who has not been identified — was arrested after a witness noted the van’s license plate and was able to give it to police.
A woman was killed at the second bus stop, Reverdy said. A man was injured at the first location.
The two bus stops are about three miles apart in the northern part of Marseille, France’s second-largest city.
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