Nebraska flags to fly at half-staff to honor French victims

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP)

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has called for all U.S. and state flags to fly at half-staff in honor of the victims of a deadly truck attack in Nice, France.

Ricketts’ order comes in accordance with a proclamation from President Barack Obama.

French authorities say 31-year-old Tunisian man, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was behind the wheel as a truck crashed Thursday night into revelers celebrating Bastille Day, a French national holiday.

Flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday.