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Muslim convert, 22, is arrested in France ‘for planning to attack American and Russian tourists’
A 22-year-old has been arrested after travelling to Carcassone (pictured) ‘with a view to carrying out a violent act, in particular targeting Americans and Russians’. The town is popular with tourists
- Man was arrested on Monday night in possession of ‘a knife and mallet’
- He allegedly travelled to Carcassone intending to carry out attack
- Suspect comes from French town of Lunel, which in notorious for jihadis
A Muslim convert has been arrested in France on suspicion of planning an attack on American and Russian tourists.
The 22-year-old had gone to the southern city of Carcassone ‘with a view to carrying out a violent act, in particular targeting Americans and Russians’, a judicial source said.
He was armed with a ‘knife and a small mallet’ when he was arrested on Monday night, the source added.
The suspect comes from the southern French town of Lunel – notorious for the number of residents who have left to wage jihad in Syria – but has been living in the nearby Tarn region.
At least 20 people have travelled from Lunel, which has a population of just 27,500, to Syria in the last few years, determined to join ISIS or other jihadist groups.
Five people were arrested during anti-terror raids in the Abrivado neighbourhood in January 2015.