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Gas cylinders in car Paris were probably meant for attack

Gas cylinders in car Paris were probably meant for attack

Photo: NU.nl/J.kerver

The French police has three women arrested in connection with the seven gas cylinders that last Saturday were found in a car in Paris. The suspects were probably planning an attack to commit.

That said the French Interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, Thursday. The women are 39, 23 and 19 years old. “They were radicalised, fanatical and they prepared to in all probability be a violent action.”

During the arrest put out one of the women to an agent down. The police responded by the wife to shoot.

The car with the gas cylinders was Saturday night already discovered, but the police said this Wednesday only. The cylinders were not interconnected and had no ontstekingsmiddel. The license plates of the car were removed. According to French media goes to a Peugeot 607.

The car was standing on Quai de Montebello along the Seine, near the Notre-Dame cathedral. The cathedral is located on the other side of the river, about 100 metres further on.

The car belongs to a man who is on a list of potential terrorist suspects. He reported Sunday to the police and was released after to have declared that his nineteen-year-old daughter, who had plans to Syria to travel to join Islamic State, there with his car off and was gone. It is not yet known whether they one of the three new captives.

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