MSAKEN (Sputnik) – The French prosecutor confirmed through fingerprints earlier in the day the identity of Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, whose documents were found inside the truck used to kill 84 people and injure scores more during Bastille Day celebrations late Thursday.
Bouhlel was of Tunisian origin, divorced with children, his ex-wife is in police custody.
Earlier in the day, police raided the house of the driver. The potential radicalization of the man had gone unnoticed by police.
The white truck that was used to carry out the deadly Nice attack was rented a few days before the Thursday night attack, according to earlier reports.