The death toll is now 84 in Nice, France, after the horrific terrorist attack that occurred on Thursday night. Fifty people are still currently injured or in critical condition.
After the attack, footage began to emerge online showing the carnage of the event: deceased family members, injured bystanders and medical personal trying to help. But during this timeline police officers were hunting an accomplice they thought had assisted the driver.
In photos and video now available to the public, several police officers are seen wrestling a man to the ground then arresting him, the Daily Mail reports. The incident occurred right behind the truck that was used, and the unknown suspect was carried away.
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Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhel was the driver who carried out the attack. After his mile-long rampage down Promenade des Anglais, he was shot dead by authorities. Bouhel had rented the truck three days earlier and reportedly yelled “Allahu Akbar” as he mowed people down. Security cameras were able to capture the exact moment he boarded the truck and began heading down to the promenade.
The 31-year-old Tunisian had a criminal history of violence and armed robbery. It is unclear whether Bouhel had official ties to radical Islamic groups, but pro-ISIS groups celebrated on social media after the attack, praising him as a hero.
Christian Estrosi, president of Nice’s regional government, said he believes that Bouhlel didn’t act by himself. “Attacks aren’t prepared alone. Attacks are prepared with accomplices,” he said.
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