Tuesday 24 April 2018

Terrorism ruled out after van hits bus stops in Marseille

French police cordon off the area after a van, center, rammed into two bus stops in the French port city of Marseille. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
French police cordon off the area after a van, center, rammed into two bus stops in the French port city of Marseille. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

French police have ruled out terrorism as a motive after a van rammed into two Marseille bus stops, killing a woman at one of them.

A police official said "the terrorist motive is completely rejected" for the incident on Monday morning.

Police had already said that the driver of the white van that hit the bus stops in two neighbourhoods is being treated for psychological problems.

The 35-year-old suspect was arrested in the Old Port neighbourhood of France's second largest city.

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