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Man rams car into students outside French college

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  1. BMD


    Nov 20, 2012
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    A man has rammed his car into a group of students outside a French college near Toulouse, injuring three people.

    Police arrested the 28-year-old driver outside the Lycée Saint-Exupéry in Blagnac. He was reported to be “known to police” but not on the Fiche S security-risk list.

    Europe 1 radio reported that the man had told police he “received orders” to do what he did. The investigation is to be handled by regular judicial police rather than Paris’s anti-terror unit.

    All three of the victims were students from China. A 23-year-old woman was the most seriously injured, and two men aged 22 and 23 were also hurt. The woman’s life was not in danger, police said.

    Police confirmed that a red Renault Clio was deliberately driven at a group of people outside the college campus, at around 4pm on Friday.

    The driver accelerated at the group as they were crossing the road heading to a bus stop on the other side, according to the local La Dépêche newspaper. He carried on driving and was arrested nearby a few minutes later.

    La Dépêche said the man told police he had deliberately targeted the group and that he had heard voices telling him to “harm someone”. The driver is reportedly known to police for petty crime and drug dealing, but not for terrorism. The paper said he was thought to suffer from schizophrenia.

    The Lycée Saint-Exupéry, which opened in 2004 and has 1,800 students, is a specialised centre for aeronautical and industrial technology studies at higher education level. It also runs courses on aircraft production and maintenance, business studies, journalism and communication.

    It is not yet confirmed that the three injured people were students of the college. Its website states that it promotes “exchanges with foreign training organisations”, and in 2015 the campus opened a Franco-Chinese MBA programme offering courses in digital communication and wine tourism.

    Dominique Vergez, deputy director of the Institute of International Business and Development at the campus, said the MBA course had around 50 Chinese students every year.
  2. Vergennes

    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

    Oct 18, 2016
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    The guy arrested suffered from psychiatric disorders and was hospitalized til december 2016. He himself is an asian.
  3. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Captain FULL MEMBER

    Oct 29, 2016
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    May everyone be safe and sound. May Injured recover soon in good health,I pray for their good health.
    Om Dyau Shanti antariksha Gwam
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    Shanti Vishwed Devah Shanti Brahma
    Sarvag Wam
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    Om Shanti Shanti Shanti

    Unto the Heaven be Peace, Unto the Sky and the Earth be Peace,
    Peace be unto the Water, Unto the Herbs and Trees be Peace,
    Unto all the Gods be Peace, Unto Brahma and unto All be Peace.
    And may We realize that Peace.
    Om Peace Peace Peace
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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