The ‘radicalised’ owner of a car found packed with gas cylinders close to Notre Dame cathedral has been arrested, police have revealed.
The vehicle, a Peugot 607 without a licence plate, was found with its hazard lights flashing close to the landmark building in the heart of the French capital.
Documents with writing in Arabic were also found in the car.
Police say the car’s owner, who is now in custody, is on an intelligence services watchlist of people suspected of religious radicalisation.
Update – the jihadi is a woman
Very quickly, the investigators trace back the owner of the track, in Seine-Saint-Denis. This indicates his eldest daughter, 19, probably part with his car while she warned her father that she would spend the weekend with a friend. The father told the police that his daughter is “radicalized” and she tried to join jihadist combat areas. If the father is unknown to the police, her daughter is stuck S, is also stuck by the police.