One killed after van rams into bus stops in Marseille, driver arrested

One killed after car hits people Marseille bus stop in France driver arrested

Suspected driver has been arrested, said France police to a news agency.

It has been reported the vehicle was stolen and the driver is said to have "psychological problems".

The two bus stops are around three miles apart.

Police are asking people to stay away from part of the Old Port area of the city. He is known to police for minor criminal offenses, none terrorism-related.

The incident took place at around 9:00 am (0700 GMT), one source said, asking not to be named.

The second bus stop was struck at about 10:00 at Valentine in the 11th district.

The police sources, who asked not to be identified, did not say whether the incident was being treated as a terror attack or an accident.

About an hour later the same auto crashed into a second bus shelter in Valentine arrondissement, killing one person.

Authorities are yet to comment on any motive for the attack.

It comes after 14 people were killed in Barcelona, Spain, during the weekend, when a van ran down Las Ramblas and crashed into dozens of pedestrians.

The regional La Provence newspaper and BFM-TV say that at least one woman has died.

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