Driver mows down group of soldiers in Paris suburb

The suspect was shot by police and is currently in the hospital; this marks the 7th attempt on French police and military forces this year alone.
2:05 | 08/09/17

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We turn overseas now and to the developing headline there. The terror investigation you should way at this hour after an attack at a Paris suburb. A driver mowing down a group of soldiers. On a highway, several miles to the north, the incident being investigated as a terror attack tonight, and ABC's James Longman reports from Paris. Reporter: Tonight, a suspect shot by police and in the hospital, after allegedly mowing down six soldiers. At around 8:00 A.M., a group of officers were about to start their patrol, when according to authorities, a black BMW slowly approached, and then sped directly into the group -- seriously injuring three. His target, the soldiers patrolling Paris. Fleeing the scene, the attacker led police on a five-hour manhunt, ending in a shootout on this busy highway north of Paris. That BMW shattered with bullet holes. They started to fire, there were bangs everywhere, this one witness said. I saw the person fall to the ground, then I took cover. The suspect, believed to be a 36-year-old Algerian with a history of petty crime. Earlier today, heavily armed, masked police searched a building thought linked to him. This year alone, there have been six attempts on French police and military forces, including this machete wielding attacker at the louvre, and this gunman opening fire on the champs-elysees. And James Longman with us live tonight from Paris, and James, authorities are treating this attack as a possible act of terror? Reporter: That's right, David. Counterterrorism prosecutors have opened an investigation into any probable terror links. France's interior minister calling today's attack a deliberate act, David. Live in Paris for us. James, thank you. Back here at home now, and to a suspected cop killer in Missouri I custody tonight. Ian Mccarthy was arrested walking on the highway. This surveillance video showing officer Michael driving after a vehicle without its lights on, and then when he pulled over, the driver opened fire. Mccarthy is charged with first-degree murder.

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