PARIS – France’s top security official has raised the number of people injured by a rampaging driver to 13, and is cautioning against jumping to conclusions about the attack.
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Monday that the investigation in Dijon was just beginning. Eric Delzant, a local police official, told Europe 1 radio the attacker, who was detained, suffered from psychological problems.
Cazeneuve’s visit to Dijon on Monday was an indication of the government’s heightened concerns days after Islamic extremists renewed calls for individuals to strike in the West.
Police union official Michel Bonnet told BFM television that some witnesses heard the driver say “Allah is great.”
Counter-terrorist police are investigating a knife attack Saturday on police in a suburb of Tours, which left two officers seriously injured and the attacker dead.