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Police searching for a driver who attempted to ram his vehicle into soldiers jogging outside their base in the French Alps say they have arrested a man.

Officers reported they had also traced and arrested a female passenger said to be the suspect’s partner and owner of the car.

Investigators are now interviewing the man, who was arrested at a housing estate in Grenoble, to establish if he was at the wheel at the time of the incident and whether it was a terrorist attack.

The car was driven towards a group of soldiers who were returning from a football match near their barracks at about 9am in Varces-Allières-et-Risset, near Grenoble.

“The soldiers managed to get up onto the pavement without being hit,” army spokesman Col Benoît Brulon said.

“They lost sight of him, but on their return [to barracks] he tried to drive into them,” Brulon added. The suspect, who was driving a black Peugeot 208, then sped off. Read More …

 

 

Police searching for a driver who attempted to ram his vehicle into soldiers jogging outside their base in the French Alps say they have arrested a man. Officers reported they had also traced and arrested a female passenger said to be the suspect’s partner and owner of the car. Investigators are now interviewing the man, who was arrested at a housing estate in Grenoble, to establish if he was at the wheel at the time of the incident and whether it was a terrorist attack. The car was driven towards a group of soldiers who were returning from a football match near their barracks at about 9am in Varces-Allières-et-Risset, near Grenoble. “The soldiers managed to get up onto the pavement without being hit,” army spokesman Col Benoît Brulon said. “They lost sight of him, but on their return [to barracks] he tried to drive into them,” Brulon added. The suspect, who was driving a black Peugeot 208, then sped off.