Two students badly injured in vehicle attack in France, local media reports

A man has driven into a group of students near the south-western French city of Toulouse injuring three

A man has driven into a group of students near the south-western French city of Toulouse injuring three

All three students hit by the vehicle were Chinese, while the driver told police he rammed them "deliberately", local media said.

French media said the driver, a 28-year-old man, was arrested several minutes later.

Couilleau said the driver claimed he acted deliberately and was arrested.

The three people hurt are Chinese students ages 22 and 23, police officials said.

The 28-year-old driver of the auto, who was known to police for committing minor offences, has reportedly been detained.

The driver is believed to be of "Asian origin" with a history of "psychological troubles", Le Figaro newspaper reported.

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Two of the injured are in a serious condition.

They were taken by ambulance to Purpan Hospital.

The suspect tried to flee the scene but police stopped him.

Three Chinese were injured Friday afternoon when a vehicle hit a crowd deliberately in the suburbs of Toulouse, south France, the head of the Chinese Consulate in Marseille told Xinhua citing a source from the local police in Toulouse. He was known to the police but not to terrorist affairs.

He said: "At this point, we are looking at the psychiatric profile of the suspect, who was sentenced a dozen times and was subject to probation and care obligations".

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