According to Daily Mail UK, police revealed that they have arrested the ‘radicalised’ owner of a car found packed with gas cylinders close to Notre Dame cathedral.
The Peugeot 607 was abandoned on a riverside quay opposite the famous landmark on Saturday. The car had no license plate, its hazard were lights flashing, and it contained 7 gas cylinders along with documents written in Arabic.
A source close to the case said: “There was nobody in the car, and the canisters were not connected to any detonator or explosives.”
Although the car had no license plate, investigators have spent the past four days raiding the homes of anybody who might be linked to it.
According to The Sun UK, Six people were originally arrested, two of which remain in custody, including a woman who is on a security watch-list.
The two suspects being held at a high-security police station in Paris are a man aged 34 and his 29-year-old female partner, who live in the Loiret department, south of Paris. Neither has been formally identified.
ISIS has threatened Notre Dame as part of its violent campaign against France for sending in airplanes to bomb countries including Syria.
Deadly terrorist attacks that have already happened in France over the past year and a half include the Bastille Day attack in Nice, the stabbing of police officer Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and his wife, and the Paris attack that left 137 dead.
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