A car containing seven gas cylinders was found Sunday in a cons-alley, near the Notre-Dame de Paris in the very tourist district of the fifth arrondissement. A bottle, empty, was in the cabin of the vehicle, a Peugeot 607, the other six, full in the chest. No detonator or firing device was found in the car that is not reported as stolen.
According to our information, a couple was arrested on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday on a motorway service area near Orange, in Vaucluse. He was remanded in custody to 36 quay of Goldsmiths: he is a man of 34 and a woman of 29 years. Both are known to the intelligence services have been favorable to the theses of Daesh. These police custody can last up to 96 hours. The Crime Branch and the Directorate General of Internal Security (RPS) were seized.
Around 7 am Sunday, a local resident alerted police to the presence a badly parked car in the street of the Bucherie the lights. On the seat, he had spotted a gas cylinder and documents written in Arabic. Deminers went to the scene and discovered seven cylinders. The license plates were removed but investigators were able to go back to the family, the man is the owner of the car.
Bernard Cazeneuve declined to speak specifically about this case, referring to the prosecutor of Paris, Francois Molins. “It’s part of this vigilance,” that this couple was arrested, said the Interior Minister who recalled the mobilization of intelligence and police services working “with unprecedented intensity” in the context of “extremely high threat”.
“Since the beginning of the year, we arrested 260 people, mostly prisoners, who were preparing for a significant number of these people, attacks or acts likely to cause tragedies “, said the minister.
the vehicle was parked for about” two hours “
Florence Berthout, LR mayor of the fifth arrondissement of Paris was informed Monday. “The car has been parked for almost two hours, according to my information,” in an area where parking “is forbidden,” explains the elected on BFM TV.
It deplores a “difficulty of apprehending the threat” terrorist. “We have police who are tired and do not have the gift of ubiquity (…) we must increase staffing,” argues Berthout Florence. She described “historic districts (that) are extremely popular,” that is “also a major place of university life”