At least one person has died and another left injured after a car crashed into two bus shelters in the southern French city of Marseille, police said on Monday.
Officers arrested the driver at the scene, a police source told Reuters.
The reason for the crash remains unclear but it comes at a time when European security services are on high alert after a spate of vehicle attacks across Europe. On Thursday 13 people died after a vehicle ramming in Barcelona that was closely followed by another in Cambrils, a town south of the Spanish city, that killed one person.
The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) claimed the Barcelona attack in which a driver plowed into pedestrians at high speed on the famous Las Ramblas boulevard, injuring over 120 people.
An official on Monday named the man they believe to be the driver of the van. Catalonian police wrote on Twitter they had identified the driver, but did not name him. But in a radio interview, Catalan interior minister Joaquim Forn said that “everything suggests the van driver is Younes Abouyaaqoub.”
Authorities view the 22-year-old Moroccan as the final member of a 12-man network that carried out two attacks in the Barcelona region last Thursday and early Friday. Police detained or shot dead the other members of the cell.