Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel

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"“lone nut”"
Person.png Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel   History CommonsRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel.jpg
M'saken, Sousse Governorate, Tunisia
Died2016-07-14 (Age 31)
Nice, France
Supposed perpetrator ofNice truck event
The official perpetrator of the Nice truck event

Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was blamed for the Nice truck event. He was reportedly shot dead by police after he shot at them with a pistol.[1]

Sending money

Bouhlel sent £84,000 to his family in Tunisia just days before the attack, according to his brother.[2] In this respect he prefigured a "lone nut" of a year later, Stephen Paddock.

Lone nut?

Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was reported to have have mental health problems, and has also been called not a ‘lone wolf’. However, French TV reported that he sent an SMS at 10.27pm on Thursday saying: "Bring more weapons, bring five of them to C." An earlier message said: "It’s good. I have the equipment."[1]


Mulsim Radicalisation? Drug use?

He has been called a Muslim, but his neighbours report that he "drank alcohol, ate pork and took drugs".[1] The Commercially-controlled media reported that "was he was radicalized within months" and quotes his estranged wife that "Mohamed only started visiting a mosque in April."[3]

The Daily Mail reported that Bouhlel "was on a cocktail of drugs for schizophrenia, alcoholism and depression."[1]


He was reportedly shot dead by police after he shot at them with a pistol.[1]