A man 34, lovers of firearms, was arrested Friday night after causing a scare to the passengers of a bus in Versailles.
It was nearly 21 hours, a few hours just after the shooting in the Thalys in Arras (North), and the man was walking with a backpack which emerged the barrel of a gun.
Alarmed, several passengers got scared and have warned the police. The police stopped the bus in the square of the Act and have arrested the individual smoothly. That’s when they discovered that the gun was only a replica airsoft, incorporating the external characteristics of a Famas assault rifle.
In her bag, the man also carrying a small arsenal. two knives, telescopic baton, brass knuckles, a hatchet and shotgun chargers AR-15 (also known as M-16), their real
Saturday morning, during a search of his home, investigators also got hold of a real AR-15 assault rifle and two pistols, real well.
The man also produces its authorization to carry weapons as a member of a shooting club and that commonly practice target shooting. He also indicated that he is a follower of “bushcraft”, this practice brings different natural environment survival techniques. “Given the context related to the case of the Thalys and the confusion caused his equipment, he was particularly awkward,” said a source close to the case. The man, unknown to the police, however, assured that he was not aware of what had happened in the North of France. It has been released. The floor of Versailles has nevertheless decided to try him in February 2016 before the criminal court for “illegal transport of weapons without just cause”
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