The suspect of the car attack to the soldiers has arrested by the French police

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 12:14 GMT, Aug 10, 2017 |

French police have searched the apartment block of a suspect shot and arrested on Wednesday after he ‘deliberately’ rammed his car into a group of soldiers, injuring six of them, in an upmarket Parisian suburb.

The assailant was unarmed when he was trapped by police late Wednesday some 260 km (162 miles) north of Paris where he had attacked the soldiers in the affluent suburb of Levallois-Perret, a judicial source said. There was no immediate word on his condition.

A police official said the suspect may be an illegal North African immigrant in his 30s, while another said he was an Algerian with French residency papers. The government and prosecutors would not release information about his identity; however, the daily newspaper Le Parisien identified the suspect as 37-year-old Hamou B.

Late Wednesday, heavily armed, masked police conducted a search of a building believed linked to the attacker in the Paris suburb of Bezons.