France informed of plot to attack Rio Olympics team

France was informed by a foreign intelligence agency of a planned attack on its Rio Olympics team, the head of French military intelligence said.

General Christophe Gomart, head of the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DRM), told a parliamentary commission in May investigating Islamist militant terror attacks in France in 2015 that a “partner agency” had informed about the plot.

According to a transcript of the hearing just made public, a Brazilian national planned the attack. No other details of the alleged plot were available.