France: a car crashes on two bus shelters in Marseille, death of a pedestrian
One vehicle crashed into two bus shelters on Monday morning (August 21st) in Marseille, in southern France, killing a pedestrian and wounding another before being stopped by the police who arrested the driver. Police sources.
The facts took place between 6:30 and 7:30 UT, according to these sources. A Renault Master van docked on a first bus shelter in the 13th arrondissement of the city, causing a seriously wounded, then on another bus shelter in the 11th arrondissement, killing one person. Julien Ravier, mayor of the 11th and 12th arrondissements, said on the BFMTV channel that the deceased victim was a woman of forty years waiting alone at the bus stop.
The vehicle in question was, a few minutes later, immobilized by the police on the Old Port, in the heart of this large city on the Mediterranean coast, and the anti-criminality brigade carried out the arrest of the driver. ” Police operation in progress, ” tweeted shortly after the police of the department of Bouches-du-Rhone.
Preferred psychiatric pathway
According to journalists from the Agence France-Presse on site, the Old Port area has been completely closed and many police forces are on-site, as well as firemen and soldiers. The man arrested, about 35 years old, would not be a Marseillais. The judicial police of Marseille and Lyon were seized.
The prosecutor of the Republic of Marseille said that it would not be a terrorist act and that the investigation “is oriented towards a psychiatric trail “. ” We found him on a mail in connection with a psychiatric clinic and we are moving towards this track, ” he said.