2 Americans Killed in Cowardly Terrorist Attack | Death Toll Rises to 84

Reports indicate that a Texas man and his 11 year old son are among the victims of Thursday’s cowardly terrorist attack in Nice, France.

As the streets filled with people making their way home after the Bastille Day celebration and fireworks show a homicidal murderer plowed into the crowd with a large box truck killing 84 and injuring dozens.

Sean Copeland of Lakeway, Texas (near Austin) and his 11-year-old son Brodie, who were on a family vacation, were killed in the attack.

French authorities have identified the radical Islamic terrorist as a 31 year old French national who was born in Tunisian.

President Obama on the Attack in Nice, France

On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many wounded.  I have directed my team to be in touch with French officials, and we have offered any assistance that they may need to investigate this attack and bring those responsible to justice. We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest ally, as they respond to and recover from this attack.

On this Bastille Day, we are reminded of the extraordinary resilience and democratic values that have made France an inspiration to the entire world, and we know that the character of the French Republic will endure long after this devastating and tragic loss of life.

 

 

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