Author massacre of the French Riviera is identifiedBouhlel had been cited as the main suspect in the attack by the Nice-Matin newspaper and by the Tunisian authorities Reuters.
The driver of the truck that ran into a crowd on the night of Thursday (14) in the city of Nice, Southern France, It was identified as the Franco-Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. The information was confirmed by two officers of the French intelligence to the news network CNN.
Bouhlel had been cited as the main suspect in the attack by the Nice-Matin newspaper and by the Tunisian authorities Reuters. Now, However, French police gives his name as the author of the massacre that left, until now, 84 dead and 50 injured in serious condition.
Who is Bouhlel
Resident Nice, the driver and author was born in Msaken, Tunisia, city located close to the Mediterranean coast and just over 155 kilometers from Tunis, the capital.
He had 31 years, the father of three children. According to sources close to the French police heard by Reuters, It was not known to have radical views of Islam and was not suspected of maintaining ties to terrorist organizations. Era, However, known to the local police and accumulating tickets for theft and acts of violence.
According to information disclosed by the British newspaper The Telegraph, he was separated from his wife and depressed because of the end of marriage. Neighbors of the apartment where he lived alone in Abbatoirs region described him as a loner character, sometimes aggressive, rude and listened to salsa and did not appear to be very religious.
In a truck 19 tons rented days before, He advanced by about two kilometers, Bouhlel was killed by police as he threw and ran over the crowd that gathered on a promenade by the sea during the Bastille Day celebration.
No word yet photos of Bouhlel. However, on the social networks, moving images that would be your driver's license, found by police inside the truck. Below is a tweet of the British tabloid Daily Mirror.