MARSEILLE, France — A van rammed into two bus stops in the French port city of Marseille on Monday, killing one person and injuring another, a police official said.
The 35-year-old driver of the Renault Master van was arrested in a third location, the scenic Old Port area of France’s second-largest city, David-Olivier Reverdy of the Alliance police union said.
Police said they’ve ruled out terrorism as a motive, saying that motive has been “completely rejected” for the Monday incident. The driver of the van that hit two bus stops is being treated for psychological problems, police said.
BFM-TV said a witness noted the license plate of the van and was able to give it to police, allowing them to make the arrest.
A man was injured at the first bus stop and the woman killed at the second, Reverdy said. The two bus stops are about 5 kilometers (3 miles) apart in the northern part of Marseille.
The incident comes just days after back-to-back van attacks in Barcelona and Spanish resort town of Cambrils killed 14 people.