Here’s What We Know So Far About The Nice, France Attacker


Police have identified the attacker who killed at least 84 in Thursday’s grisly Bastille Day massacre in Nice, France, as 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel.

Bouhlel, a resident of Nice, was reportedly born in Tunisia.

Citing “law enforcement sources,” CBS News reported Bouhlel was on the radar of police for petty crimes, including a past bar fight.

As revelers celebrated Bastille Day, Bouhlel drove a truck through crowds along Nice’s beachfront, killing at least 84 people, many of them children. He also reportedly shot out the vehicle’s window. The slaughter ended only after police killed the armed attacker in a hail of bullets.

Two Americans, a father and son from Texas, were among the dead.

Authorities reportedly found a handgun, semi-automatic rifle and fake hand grenades inside the truck.

No group has claimed responsibility for the carnage, but French officials called it an undeniable act of terror. The assault on revelers in the southern French city rocked a nation still dealing with the aftermath of two attacks in Paris last year that killed 147 people and were claimed by the Islamic State extremist group.

Video shot by terrified civilians shows crowds fleeing in panic, leaping off the elevated pavement onto the beach below, and police finally surrounding the stationary truck and fatally shooting its driver.

This article originally appeared on The Blaze.


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