France: Man Who Shouted Arabic Death Threats And Tried To Run Over Troops Arrested

From the Daily Mail:
A man who shouted death threats in Arabic and tried to run over troops outside an army base in southeastern France has been arrested.

The driver and his female passenger has been circling the barracks in Varces-Allieres-et-Risset, near Grenoble, at around 8am this morning, shouting threats at soldiers jogging outside

The man then returned and attempted to run down another group of soldiers returning from a jog, forcing them to dive into a ditch to escape unharmed.

‘They had to throw themselves away from the car to avoid being hurt . All are unhurt, but very shocked,’ an investigating source said.

The source said that the driver had ‘made it clear’ he wanted to injure the soldiers and made death threats in Arabic.

The car, a Peugeot 208 believed to have been stolen, was later reported by prosecutors in Grenoble to have had fake license plates.

Police sealed off the area and began a search for the driver and the woman, and the man was arrested withing hours of the incident.

The soldiers were all from the 93rd Mountain Artillery Regiment, and the reason for the man’s verbal attack and attempt to ram them remains unclear….

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