Thursday 27 July 2017

Arms found inside the truck that drove into crowd in Nice - official

French police forces and forensic officers stand next to a truck July 15, 2016 that ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday on the Promenade des Anglais killing at least 60 people in Nice, France, July 14. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
French police forces and forensic officers stand next to a truck July 15, 2016 that ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday on the Promenade des Anglais killing at least 60 people in Nice, France, July 14. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Guns and grenades have been found inside the truck that rammed into a crowd at the beachfront southern French city of Nice on Thursday, killing 84 people, a member of parliament for the region told BMF TV.

Another government official said the driver of the truck also fired on the crowd before he was killed by police.

The gunman responsible for the mass killing was a 31 year-old Franco-Tunisian born in Tunisia, a police source close to the investigation said.

The man was not on the watch list of French intelligence services, but was known to police in connection with common law crimes such as theft and violence, the source said.

Reuters

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