They are giving every excuse in the book for why he did this, but 24 hours later, they won’t give driver’s name. The UK Mirror has published a blurry photo of the perp being led from the scene in handcuffs. Could be a Muslim. What say you?
A French prosecutor says a security guard who consumed drugs and medicines before deliberately ramming his powerful car into a crowded pizzeria east of Paris, killing an adolescent girl, showed signs of paranoia, believing that he was being persecuted and followed.
Prosecutor Eric de Valroger told a press conference Tuesday that it remains unclear whether the 32-year-old security guard intended to kill when he rammed his BMW on Monday night into the restaurant in the town of Sept-Sorts that was crowded with about 30 people.
The prosecutor said the suspect — facing aggravated murder charges — told investigators that he had no beef with the owner of the restaurant and that he didn’t know his victims.
The prosecutor said the man simply described the restaurant as an easy and unprotected target for his as-yet unexplained act. He told police he had weapons in the car.
PARIS (Reuters) – The man who deliberately drove his car into diners at a pizzeria outside Paris told investigators he had a long history of medical drug abuse and wanted to be sent to prison for safety, a French prosecutor said on Tuesday.
A 12-year-old girl was killed and more than a dozen people hurt in the incident inSept-Sorts, east of the capital. It was reminiscent to many in France of recent Islamist attacks, but prosecutor Eric de Valroger reiterated that he had ruled out terrorism as a motive.
De Valroger said the 32-year-old man had frequently appeared incoherent while providing often inconsistent answers to investigators’ questions. “He has come across during questioning as being acutely paranoid, making numerous statements that he feels as if he is constantly followed, hunted by the police,” de Valroger told a news briefing.
The man, who will later undergo psychiatric tests, faces charges of aggravated murder and attempted murder. De Valroger said the man revealed he had abused pharmaceutical drugs since the age of nine and taken an excessively large amount of medication a day before plowing his car into the restaurant.
“He told us that if he committed an act that would result in him being sent to prison then he would be safe,” the prosecutor said.