Paris attack: Man shot in hunt for BMW driver who mowed down six French soldiers

  • Car rams into soldiers near their barracks outside Paris
  • Vehicle took off after the incident, police say
  • Officers involved in shootout on motorway in northern France
  • Sources say one man was shot
  • Local mayor says it was ‘without a doubt a deliberate act’
  • France has been in state of emergency since November 2015​

French police shot and arrested a suspect in the ramming of six soldiers near Paris on Wednesday after a dramatic car chase.

Police and soldiers secure the scene where French soliders were hit and injured by a vehicle in the western Paris suburb of Levallois-PerretLe Parisien newspaper named the driver in the suspected terror incident as Hamou B, a 37-year-old from Sartrouville in the north western suburbs of Paris.

At least 300 police were mobilised in the manhunt, which ended on a motorway in northern France, after what police said was a “complex and dangerous intervention”.

One police officer is understood to have been hit by a stray bullet…

/France’s Interior Minister Gérard Collomb said the attack had been carried out by “a man on his own”, adding that it was deliberate.

He added that the threat in France “remains extremely elevated”.

“This is the eighth attack against our security forces since January 2015,” he added.

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According to France Info, the man suspected of the attack on French soldiers on Wednesday has been identified as Algerian and is known for small offenses.

The man was arrested on the A16 motorway while driving the BMW car he had used to attack the soldiers in the morning in the French town of Levallois-Perret, the news outlet specified.

The suspected vehicle left six French police officers injured and after that fled the scene.

The anti-terrorism office of the Paris prosecutors’ office, which is in charge of investigating similar cases, has opened probe into the incident…

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