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Police arrested a man with a machete at a vigil for Nice attack victims

One day after the terror attack that killed 84 people, police have taken the man in for questioning.

by VICE News
Jul 15 2016, 8:11pm

A woman places candles in front of a memorial on the 'Promenade des Anglais' where on the 14 July a truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, 15 July 2016. Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

Police in Nice have arrested a man wielding a machete on the Promenade des Anglais, the waterfront boulevard where 84 people were killed Thursday night, when a man plowed a truck into pedestrians in what French authorities are calling a terrorist attack.

According to witnesses, the man was arrested in possession of "a large knife" at a vigil for the victims of the attack.

Local daily Nice Matin reported that the man was walking a puppy. He was arrested at 8:50pm, and is believed to have been taken to the Auvare police station for questioning.

Residents of Nice have been gathering near the site of the massacre to lay flowers, light candles, and pay tribute to the victims. French President François Hollande has declared three days of mourning for the victims of the attack.