French prosecutor names truck driver in Nice attack

A French prosecutor said that the driver of the truck that ran through a crowd killing at least 84 people in Nice has been identified as Tunisian national Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel.

He was a father with a family, Molins said. He had been known to local law enforcement, but was unknown to French intelligence agencies.

The man was a resident of Nice, prosecutor Francois Molins said during a press conference.

Molins warned that the investigation was still in its beginning phases. He said that the man had been identified by a driver's licence and bank card left in the truck, alongside a mobile telephone and multiple weapons.

Last update: Fri, 15/07/2016 - 18:42

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