French officials said Saturday five people have been detained for questioning in connection to the deadly Bastille Day truck massacre in Nice, NBC News reported.
The Paris prosecutor said three people were detained Saturday and two on Friday, including the estranged wife of the attacker, identified as 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel — a Tunisian citizen living in Nice.
For reasons still unclear, Bouhlel climbed into a 19-ton white refrigerated truck and maneuvered it onto the packed Promenade des Anglais, hit the gas and sent bodies flying on a 1.2-mile rampage before he was shot dead by police.
French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Saturday that, based on early investigations, Bouhlel "appears to have become radicalized very quickly."
Flowers and tributes were left at barricades on the seafront Saturday as France began to observe three days of national mourning amid grief and anger that authorities failed to thwart yet another mass attack in this already-grieving nation.