Nice attack suspect identified as Mohamed Bouhlel

A Nice, France resident of Tunisian descent has been identified as the suspected driver in the Bastille Day attack. Neighbors describe Mohamed Bouhlel as unstable. USA TODAY NETWORK

The Nice mayor’s office confirmed Friday that Mohamed Bouhlel, 31, a resident of the French seaside city, is the main suspect in the attack that killed at least 84 people and wounded dozens more.

An identification card located in the truck Bouhlel used to mow down his victims showed that he was a French national of Tunisian descent.

Bouhlel does not appear to have been known to intelligence services and was not on a watch-list, according to the Nice-Matin newspaper. The outlet also reported Bouhlel, who was killed by police as he attempted to flee the scene, worked as a delivery driver and was known to them in connection with petty theft.

French television reports described him as a young father of three whose marriage may have broken down. Other reports said he lived alone and was not married.

Neighbors told BFM TV that Bouhlel was “depressed and unstable” but “more into women than religion.”

The attack appears to have been premeditated. There has no claim of responsibility from an outside group and no accomplices have been located.