Texas father, son killed in France terror attack, Austin-based newspaper reports

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FRANCE — Two Americans have been killed in a terror attack in the French city of Nice, the Austin American-Statesman reported Friday.

It named the victims as Sean Copeland, 51, and his son, Brodie, 11, from Texas, citing a statement from the family.

U.S. officials confirmed that two Americans were killed in the attack, but did not name them.

At least 82 others were killed in the violent incident, in which a driver plowed into a crowd gathered to celebrate Bastille Day and managed continue for more than a mile along a packed waterfront before being fatally shot by police.

Eighteen others were critically injured.

French President Francois Hollande, in a national address Friday morning, said that it was without doubt a terror attack.

News of the father and son being killed comes as Texans continue their efforts to heal after five local officers were fatally shot during a march in Dallas one week ago.

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