wnol.info February 22 2018

Three students injured in France after man 'deliberately' rams group with auto

February 22 2018, 04:18 | Perry Erickson

Toulouse attack Two of the injured are in a serious condition

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A vehicle was driven into a group of students in an attack in France. At least three people were injured, two of them critically.

The Toulouse region's daily newspaper, LaDepeche, said the three students were in Blagnac for a French-Chinese program at a private business school.

The crash happened in front of Saint-Exupery school in the suburb of Blagnac.

Media in France have quoted sources in the police who believe the attack was deliberate.

French police clarified however, that the 28-year-old driver is not on a security watch-list and after an investigation the public prosecutor said there are no indications that the auto attack was an act of terrorism.

He was arrested minutes after the attack.

Toulouse prosecutor Pierre-Yves Couilleau said the man told police he "deliberately" hit the group in Blagnac around 4 p.m. with a Renault Clio vehicle, BFM TV reported. Two men, aged 22 and 23, were also hurt.

Authorities say the victims were rushed to nearby hospitals, but none of them are suffering from life threatening injuries.

The public prosecutor has visited the scene of the accident and for the moment there has been no suggestion that it is an act of terrorism.

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