Man drives car into crowd in front of French mosque

No one is hurt in incident; French media say suspect aimed to avenge ISIL-linked attacks

Man drives car into crowd in front of French mosque

World Bulletin / News Desk

Police arrested a man after he allegedly attempted to drive a car into a crowd in front of a mosque in Paris on Thursday, according to an official police statement.

In the written statement, police said no one got hurt in the incident that took place in a suburb of Creteil; interrogation of the suspect continues.

Police said not say what exactly was the motivation behind the suspected attack; however, Le Parisien newspaper said the man wanted to avenge ISIL-linked attacks in France.

BMF TV channel said the suspect was 40-years-old and had previously been convicted for petty crimes.

According to police, the barriers placed in front of the mosque had foiled the suspected attack.

Last week, six people, including two children were injured when a car plowed into a crowd of Muslim worshippers as they left a sports center after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers in the northern English city of Newcastle.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Haziran 2017, 01:29