Van Rams 2 Bus Stops in France

1 dead, 1 seriously injured in Marseilles
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 21, 2017 6:03 AM CDT
French police officers work the scene after a van rammed into two bus stops in the French port city of Marseille, southern France, Monday.   (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
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(Newser) – It looks like yet another vehicle attack: Police in Marseilles, France, say a driver drove into two bus shelters Monday, leaving at least one person dead and one seriously injured. The driver has been arrested, reports the BBC. Authorities haven't speculated about a motive, but local media reports suggest the driver has mental health issues and is known to police but not intelligence services.

BFM-TV says a witness noted the license plate of the van and was able to give it to police, per the AP. A woman was killed at the second bus stop and a man injured at the first. They were in different areas of Marseille, the second-largest city in France. The incident comes just days after back-to-back van attacks in Barcelona and Spanish resort town of Cambrils killed 14 people. (Read more France stories.)

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