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France: ‘Machete attack’ foiled at Nice vigil where mourners were praying for dead at Cathedral

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AN attacker has reportedly been caught carrying a huge blade at a vigil for victims of the Nice terror attack.

Cops are said to have pounced on the man who one witness reported was carrying a “machete”.

Buzzfeed reporter Ryan Broderick said a crowd, many of whom were crying, were yelling at the attacker as he was bundled into a police car.

Vigils are being held tonight in Nice and across France in memory of for more than 80 killed and 200 injured after a terrorist drove a lorry intro a crowded street and then open fired.

France, a nation which lost 130 people to the November Paris attacks and endured the Charlie Hebdo atrocity last January, mourns yet again.

The arrest comes nearly 24 hours after French-Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel ploughed a truck into hundreds of people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice.

France has declared three days of national mourning following the atrocity, which comes after attacks in November in Paris in which 130 died and in January 2015 that killed 17.

A vigil was also taking place at Nice Cathedral tonight.

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