A woman has died after being hit at a bus stop in a ‘deliberate act’ in France’s second city.
She was killed at around 9am by a man in a Renault van that is reported to have been been reported stolen.
Another person is seriously injured after the incident in Marseille, a coastal city in the South of France.
Initially police would not confirm whether it was being treated as a terror attack. Prosecutors later confirmed that it was not related to terrorism.
A source added that the man was not know to police for radicalisation.
In this morning’s incident, the van drove into a bus shelter in the Croix-Rouge area of the city – a deprived area to the north of the city – at 8.15am, injuring the first victim.
Another 45 minutes later the same van was driven at speed at the second bus stop in Valentine, the 11th arrondissement, where the woman was killed.
The driver of the vehicle then got out of the van, which was being examined by forensics experts this morning, before being arrested a short time later in the Old Port area.
A police source added: ‘At the moment we have no information on the motives of this individual.’
The incident comes just days after back-to-back van attacks in Barcelona and the Spanish resort town of Cambrils killed 14 people.