Reports: Man With Large Knife Arrested at Vigil in Nice

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
July 15, 2016 Updated: July 15, 2016

A man with a large knife or machete was arrested at a vigil for the victims of the Nice, France, terrorist attack on Friday.

BuzzFeed News reporter Ryan Broderick said on Twitter that a crowd screamed at the man as he was placed in a police car. He said witnesses said the man was carrying a large blade.

At least 84 people, including children, have died in the attack in the southern city of France. The attacker drove as far as a mile, while hitting people on the sidewalk.

Officials say that more than 200 people were injured, many critically.

The 31-year-old driver, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was shot by police. Bouhlel had been detained in March and convicted of voluntary violence with a weapon, The Associated Press reported. It’s unclear if Bouhlel, originally from Tunisia, had ties to terrorist groups.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.