VIDEO: Truck driver in Nice attack identified

Forensic officers stands near a truck with its windscreen riddled with bullets, that plowed through a crowd of revelers who'd gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday, July 15, 2016. At least 80 people were killed before police killed the driver, authorities said. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

 

NICE, France (KRON) — French officials have identified that driver in the Nice, France attack as Mohamad Lahouaiej Bouhel, according to CNN.

Officials say Bouhel is a 31-year-old French-Tunisian and resident of Nice.

84 people were killed, many of them children, and more than 50 injured when a truck plowed through a crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice.

The slaughter ended only after police killed the armed attacker in a hail of bullets.

Video shot by bystanders shows the truck coming under police gunfire as it drives through an intersection into the pedestrian promenade. Crowds flee in panic, taking shelter in shops, hotels or leaping off the elevated pavement onto the beach below. Police finally surround the stationary truck and fatally shoot its driver.

French leaders on Friday extended the country’s 9-month-old state of emergency and vowed to deploy thousands of police reservists on the streets after Thursday night’s massacre of pedestrians leaving a fireworks display for France’s independence day.

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