Suspect arrested after car rams Paris anti-terror troops


PARIS: French police shot and arrested a suspect in a dramatic motorway chase Wednesday after a car smashed into soldiers outside a barracks in a Paris suburb, injuring six. The suspect, a 36-year-old Algerian man, has been hospitalized after police shot him five times. The servicemen were hit by a BMW which drove down a quiet street in the upmarket western Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret at around 8 a.m. (0600 GMT). It accelerated as it neared the troops, rammed into them and then sped away. Three were shocked and lightly hurt, while the other three sustained more serious injuries which are not life-threatening, officials said. Some 300 police later tracked the rented vehicle to a motorway near the northern port of Calais. After a chase, officers opened fire, wounding the unarmed driver who was arrested then taken to hospital, sources involved in the manhunt said. The suspect lived in the Yvelines suburb of Paris and had no previous convictions.



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