Two injured after driver targets crowd in southern France

Man drives car into crowd in southern France leaving two injured

A police spokeswoman said road barriers stopped the auto before it hit the pedestrians head-on in the town of Nimes, which celebrates its annual grape-harvesting festival this weekend.

However, his white Peugeot ran into barriers set up for the town's annual grape-harvesting festival featuring bull-fighting which attracts thousands of people.

Witnesses heard the driver shouted on the spot "Allahu Akbar".

It is reported that two people were injured as a result of the collision of a vehicle into a crowd in Nimes.

The man was arrested after the incident at around 1.30am Friday local time.

Prosecutor Eric Maurel said that the suspect was in a state "mental confusion" during his arrest and was later sent to hospital.

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An attemped murder probe has been launched by local cops, but police have stated the man was not known for Islamist radicalisation.

A police spokesman declined to comment on the man's motives, but said the investigation was being handled by regular police rather than anti-terror police.

France has been on high alert following a string of jihadist attacks in recent years.

This horrific act killed 87 people and injured 434.

A 19-tonne cargo truck was driven into crowds in Nice following Bastille Day in 2016.

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