Armenian man, who drove car into worshipers in Paris, suffers from schizophrenia

The Armenian man who attempted to drive his car into worshipers outside the Creteil mosque in southeast Paris suffered from schizophrenia, AFP reports.

The driver, 43, hit barriers and pillars outside the mosque with his 4×4 without causing any injuries before crashing into a traffic island.

The AFP  quotes a source close to the investigation as saying that the suspect had made “confused remarks in relation” to a string of jihadist attacks that have struck France, killing 239 people since 2015.

It was reported earlier that the suspect had said he wanted to avenge attacks on the Bataclan theatre and Champs-Élysées, both linked to so-called Islamic State.

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