Paris attack suspect arrested after ramming car into soldiers

Paris attack suspect arrested after ramming car into soldiers
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Police in France have arrested a man who wounded French soldiers in an attack on their barracks in a Paris suburb on Wednesday morning, CNN reports.

The police shot and wounded the man during a car chase following the attack, when the suspect drove his car at the soldiers, seriously injuring three of the six.

One policeman was reportedly injured in the arrest of the attacker, during which police opened fire on the vehicle several times.


The suspect, a male in his 30s, is in serious condition after being hit with five bullets by police, according to a CNN affiliate.

The soldiers were taken to the hospital following the attack, though none are considered to be in a life-threatening condition, according to French Defense Minister Florence Parly.

Patrick Balkany, the local mayor, told CNN affiliate BFMTV that the suspect had been sitting in a vehicle outside the barracks waiting for the soldiers to come out and return to duty.

"It was a BMW which accelerated very quickly the moment they came out," he said.

A Paris prosecutor called the attack "attempted killings ... in relation to a terrorist undertaking," according to the BBC.

The attack took place at 8:15 a.m. local time, outside the barracks in Levallois-Perret, northwest of Paris.

France has been under a state of emergency since November 2015 when a terror attack in Paris left 130 dead. Over 100 people have been killed in terrorist attacks in the country since then.

The incident is being investigated by France's counter-terror unit.