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A man tries to ram the military in France, without causing injuries

Ⓒ AFP – Jean-Pierre Clatot – | Van of the forensic police next to the military barracks of Varces-Allieres-et-Risset, where there was an attempt to run over this March 29, 2018

A man rammed his car on Thursday against soldiers who jogged near a barracks in the French Alps without causing injuries, less than a week after the attacks, sources close to the case reported.

Around 8:45 (0645 GMT), the man, whose cell phone is unknown, tried to “run over the military of the 93 Varces mountain artillery regiment, clearly identifiable as military, before insulting others and fleeing” , explained one of these sources.

A search device has been put in place to find the fugitive, who could drive a stolen car on Wednesday, according to local press.

Colonel Benoît Brulon, spokesman for the Army, confirmed to AFP that a man “tried to assault” the military “who went out jogging.”

“He verbally threatened six or seven soldiers who jogged, insulted a second group of soldiers who went jogging and lost sight of him, and on his return they were attacked, and the military managed to get onto the sidewalk without being hit,” he said. , confirming that “there are no injuries”.

Ⓒ AFP – Paz PIZARRO – | Location of Varces-Allieres-et-Risset, in the east of France, where a man rammed his vehicle against military men who played sports

“The gendarmes cordoned off the area” and the military reinforced the security perimeter, he said.

This attack takes place on the last day of tributes to the four people killed on Friday by the jihadist Radouane Lakdim in attacks in southern France.

Last August, a car rushed into the military of the Sentinel operation (deployed the day after the 2015 bombings in France) in a suburb of Paris, causing six wounded. The antiterrorist prosecutor’s office handled the case and a suspect was arrested days later in northern France.

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