Truck Used in Nice Attack Was Loaded With Arms and Grenades

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The Latest on a truck that drove into the crowd in Nice (all times local):

1:20 a.m.

The president of the region that includes Nice says a truck that slammed into revelers celebrating Bastille Day on the city’s waterfront was loaded with arms and grenades, and that the driver of the truck has now been killed by police.

Christian Estrosi told BFM TV that “the driver fired on the crowd, according to the police who killed him.”

Estrosi said the truck was drivien by someone who appeared to have “completely premeditated behavior.” He added that “the truck was loaded with arms, loaded with grenades.”

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1 a.m.

The head of the French department in which Nice is located says at least 60 people have died in what officials say was a deliberate attack when a truck drove into Bastille Day revelers in the resort city.

Eric Ciotti said on France Info radio that “It’s a scene of horror.” He said he was speaking from the scene.

The Nice prosecutor Jean-Michel Prette said bodies are strewn about along the roadway.

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12:45 a.m.

A spokesman for France’s Interior Ministry says there are likely to be “several dozen dead” after a truck drove into a crowd of revelers celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice.

Pierre-Henry Brandet told BFM TV: “it’s going to be a very high toll.”

The president of the Nice regional council also gave a similar number.

SOURCE: The Associated Press