A manhunt for suspect who caused a bus to crash during an attempted hijacking ended when the man attacked police while shouting Islamic slogans over the weekend in France, according to reports.
The disturbing string of events unfolded at around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday evening near Mornas, a commune in the department of Vaucluse.
Chaos broke out on a coach bus bound for Lyon when a male passenger tried to take the wheel, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and crash.
“Significant rescue resources” were required to treat at least 14 injured passengers and secure the scene of the wreck, according to La Provence.
Meanwhile, the suspect managed to escape and authorities launched a widespread search that carried into the following day.
On Sunday, emergency responders and police were called to a brush fire near Mornas.
“Arriving on the spot, two soldiers saw a man emerge from the bushes. Armed with an iron bar and a knife, the individual reportedly ran toward the gendarmes shouting, ‘Allahu Akbar!’” La Provence reports.
“Despite the warnings, the individual did not drop his weapons, forcing the soldiers to fire in his direction.”
The assailant was struck in the abdomen and rushed to hospital in serious condition.
Authorities confirmed he was the suspect wanted for Saturday night’s crash.
An investigation is ongoing.
This article was originally published by InfoWars Europe.