Hunt underway for driver who tried to ram into soldiers jogging near barracks

France: A hunt was underway today for a man who tried to ram his car into soldiers jogging near their barracks in southeast France, without causing any injuries, the army said.
The man first threatened a group of soldiers who were out jogging at around 8am in Varces-Allieres-et-Risset, near Grenoble, and later tried to run down another group of soldiers returning from a jog, army spokesman Colonel Benoit Brulon told AFP.
“The soldiers managed to get up onto the pavement without being hit,” Brulon said. The driver then sped off. The local Dauphine Libere newspaper said the man is suspected to have been driving a stolen Peugeot 208. Police sealed off the area and began a search for the driver, while the army stepped up security around the barracks, Brulon said. The incident comes with France on edge after a jihadist rampage in the southwest last week, where a 25-year-old radicalised gunman killed four people, including a policeman who took the place of a hostage in a supermarket siege. Today, the four victims of the attack in the town of Carcassonne and nearby Trebes, including the heroic officer Arnaud Beltrame, will be laid to rest in the region.