The suspect has since been caught by French police, but only after a lengthy and harrowing vehicle chase; police shot the suspect, and were later able to chase the man down and arrest him, The Telegraph is reporting.
The servicemen were hit by a BMW which drove down a quiet street in the upmarket western Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret at around 6am GMT.
It accelerated as it neared the troops, rammed into them and then sped away.
“I heard a huge crash which I thought was the sound of scaffolding being put up,” Thierry Chappe, a resident in a building opposite the crime scene, told AFP.
France’s Interior Minister Gerard Collomb stated that this attack was deliberate and carried out by this man on his own (another lone wolf attack).
Luckily, the soldiers who were attacked will survive; each received non-life threatening injuries and are being treated at a nearby hospital.
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