NewsArrest in Paris: Donbas man with dual citizenship found with explosives

Arrest in Paris: Donbas man with dual citizenship found with explosives

In France, a 26-year-old man was arrested for having an explosive device in his hotel room.
In France, a 26-year-old man was arrested for having an explosive device in his hotel room.
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7:24 AM EDT, June 6, 2024

In France, authorities have arrested a 26-year-old resident of Donbas holding both Ukrainian and Russian citizenship. The man had an explosive device in his hotel room. According to the prosecution, he sustained significant burns as a result of the explosion. The 26-year-old was subsequently transported to the hospital.

At the beginning of this week, French police arrested a 26-year-old man from Donbas with Ukrainian and Russian nationality, who had explosives in a hotel near Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.

As reported by the anti-terrorist prosecutor's office (PNAT), just before the arrest, the device exploded, causing the 26-year-old to suffer "serious burns." After receiving assistance from firefighters, he was transported to the hospital.

"Suspected of participation in a terrorist conspiracy." 26-year-old from Donbas arrested by French police

Sources from BFMTV assessed that the device was likely made using an old method involving connecting to a phone and activating it via a phone signal.

Meanwhile, Reuters, citing its sources within French services, reported that the anti-terrorist prosecutor's office has taken over the case and initiated an investigation "into the man, who is suspected of participation in a terrorist conspiracy and bomb plot."

The agency reports that the French intelligence agency is also expected to be involved in the investigation. According to BFMTV's findings, the man attempted to produce the explosive device by himself.

As the Olympic Games approach in Paris, the country's authorities raised the terrorist threat level to the highest in March of this year.

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