This is now the norm. Paris police arrest man in the “advanced stages” of plotting a terror attack. The French interior minister said Thursday that a French man who was in the advanced stages of carrying out a terror attack has been arrested, according to The Associated Press.
The man was captured during raids in Argenteuil, a suburb the northern outskirts of Paris.
“French national arrested in suspected terror plot,” By Dana Ford, CNN, March 24, 2016:
French police carry out an anti-terror operation in Argenteuil, outside Paris
It “no tangible link” to the recent terror attacks in Paris and Brussels, official says
(CNN)Authorities have arrested a French national suspected of planning an attack, according to Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.
The plan was in an “advanced stage” and the person arrested was implicated at a “high level,” Cazeneuve said Thursday. He accused the individual of belonging to a terror network that planned to strike within France.
The arrest was the result of a detailed investigation that took place over several weeks, he said during a televised address.
Following what Cazeneuve characterized as the “important arrest,” French police carried out an anti-terror operation in Argenteuil, outside Paris. Residents of a building were evacuated.
The operation has “no tangible link” to the recent terror attacks in Paris and Brussels, Cazeneuve said.
Since the start of the year, 75 people have been arrested by French authorities as part of the fight against terrorism. Those arrests have led to 37 individuals being placed under formal investigation and to 28 others being incarcerated, the minister said.