From the French edition of The Local
French authorities have arrested two more suspects allegedly linked to the man who rammed a truck into crowds, killing 84 people in Nice, as investigators sought to determine whether he acted alone. Sources close to the investigation also said the attacker, 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, had sent a text message seeking more weapons and had visited the scene of the attack days before the carnage.
A total of seven people have been arrested in connection with the attack, including Bouhlel’s wife, though she was released from custody on Sunday morning, according to local media.
Meanwhile, new information from French authorities suggests Bouhlel might have had accomplices. The attacker, they said, had sent a text message to someone saying, “Bring more weapons.”
The message was sent roughly thirty minutes before the attack on the Promenade Des Anglais, where tens of thousands were gathered to watch a Bastille Day fireworks display. The phone was found inside Bouhlel’s rented 19-ton refrigerator truck after he mowed down people for more than a mile and was subsequently killed in a shootout.