Marseille, France– On Tuesday, French police stated they arrested two men and found multiple weapons and explosives inside their residence. Authorities believe the two men were planning an attack on the eve of the presidential election. According to Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins, the two men met in prison and converted to radical Islam. The items found in their apartment included an ISIS flag.
The two Frenchmen, one born in 1987 and the other in 1993, had met while sharing a prison cell and were known to police as having converted to radical Islam, Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said at a press conference.
In addition to a machine gun and two handguns, Molins added that an Islamic State group flag was also found in the apartment where the two suspects were arrested.
French Interior Minister Matthias Fekl underscored to reporters that the two were “suspected of wanting to imminently commit a violent act on the eve of the French presidential election.”- France 24
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