Attack In Nice: Suspect Had Help From Accomplices, Planned Ahead
French officials investigating the terrorist attack in Nice, France, announced it was premeditated and the attacker had help from accomplices.By Lindsay Gloor | July 21, 2016
One week after a terrorist drove a truck through Bastille Day fireworks onlookers in Nice, France, French officials now say the attacker had been preparing for months.
"This was a premeditated act by Mr. Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel. ... He enjoyed the support and the complicity of several people in the preparation and perpetration of this criminal act," Paris prosecutor François Molins said in a press conference Thursday.
The accomplices include French and Tunisian citizens and an Albanian couple, who were discovered using Bouhlel's cell phone and computer records. The five are now in custody and face preliminary terrorism charges for their alleged roles in the attack.