Nassau County Police Step Up Security After Vehicle Slams Into 6 Soldiers On Duty In Paris Suburb

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Nassau County police are increasing security following a car attack on soldiers in a Paris suburb.

Two soldiers were seriously hurt and four others have minor injuries after a BMW slammed into the group in Levallois-Perret on Wednesday.

The driver fled.

Hours later, the chief suspect in the attack was wounded in a gunfight during his capture on a highway north of Paris, law enforcement sources told The Associated Press.

gettyimages 828127936 Nassau County Police Step Up Security After Vehicle Slams Into 6 Soldiers On Duty In Paris Suburb

French police and emergency workers intervene on the site after the police arrested a suspect on the A16 motorway, near Marquise, northern France, on August 9, 2017. (Photo credit Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images)

The attack prompted Nassau County authorities to take extra precautions.

“Although there are no known imminent threats to Nassau County, Nassau County Police continue to intensify their patrols in all areas of concern,” officials said in a statement. “We are monitoring these attacks along with federal, state, and local authorities.”

Residents are asked to report any suspicious activity.

The suburb where the attack occurred is home to France’s main intelligence agency and a staging point for soldiers assigned to protect prominent sites in the country.

Soldiers guarding such sites have been targeted with attacks in recent months.

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