No Terror Link for Driver Who Hit French Pedestrians: Prosecutor

A driver who ran down 13 pedestrians in France while shouting "Allahu Akbar!" (Arabic for "God is great”) has a known history of psychiatric problems and was not carrying out "a terrorist act," a prosecutor said Monday, NBC News reported. The man, who was arrested after Sunday's rampage in the city of Dijon, has sought psychiatric assistance 157 times in the past 13 years, the prosecutor told a news conference. There is also "nothing in his history that ties him to Islamic activity." The incident had happened one day after police in a suburb of Tours shot and killed a man also shouting "Allahu Akbar" who had stabbed and wounded three officers in a police station.

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