A man deliberately drove his car into the main entrance of Al Wefaq mosque in Mons-en-Baroeul in northern France on Saturday, according to reports citing local officials.

The entrance was cordoned off on Sunday, with a bollard having been uprooted in the immediate vicinity; while prayers took place as usual at the place of worship.

According to president of the mosque, Said Haddouchi, the car had been rammed into the main entrance just minutes after 11 PM prayers had finished. “Ten minutes earlier and it would have been dramatic,” he stated.

“Yesterday we had the impression that the vehicle had deliberately rammed [into the mosque’s entrance],” vice president of the mosque, Mohamed Bouladhar, stated.

The incident caused no casualties, and the driver is being actively sought by French police.

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