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France: injuries as car driven into students near Toulouse

France: injuries as car driven into students near Toulouse
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French police have arrested a man who drove his car into pedestrians in Blagnac, near Toulouse; three people injured.

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A person has been arrested after a car was driven “deliberately” into a group of students near Toulouse in southwestern France.

Three Chinese students have been hurt. At least one – a 23-year-old woman – is seriously injured.

The attack happened at the IGS Alternance business school campus in Blagnac on the outskirts of Toulouse.

The driver, a man in his twenties, was arrested at the scene. He is said to suffer from psychiatric problems and the attack is not being treated as terror-related. Anti-terrorist police have not been called to investigate.

The Toulouse prosecutor told reporters the man admitted carrying out a deliberate act which he had planned for a month. Early investigations suggest he had a series of convictions for minor offences. He was monitored by the authorities and had complied with obligations to undergo treatment.

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