NEW DELHI: France‘s National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor’s Office said on Wednesday that a 26-year-old Russian-Ukrainian was held on suspicion of planning a violent act after he injured himself in an explosion.
The individual suffered ” serious burns after the explosion” and was treated by a fire brigade, said the prosecutors.
A subsequent search of his room led to the discovery of products and materials intended for the manufacture of explosive devices.A stash of guns and fake passports were also found at the hotel, situated in the commune of Roissy-en-France, according to AFP.
“Products and materials intended to manufacture explosive devices” have been found at his hotel room, AFP quoted the prosecutor’s office (PNAT) as saying.
“One of these devices had exploded,” the prosecutors said. The man suffered head injuries.
On Tuesday, the prosecutor’s office initiated an investigation into suspected plans to commit a violent act.
Given the gravity of the situation, the man is being detained by France’s domestic intelligence agency, General Directorate for Internal Security (DGSI), instead of the regular police. Specialist anti-terror prosecutors are handling the case instead of criminal prosecutors.
France has heightened its security alert to the highest level in preparation for the Olympic Games in Paris, scheduled from July 26 to August 11.
This week, France is also hosting significant commemorations for the 80th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, with US President Joe Biden, Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky, and other leaders expected to attend the main event on Thursday.
Additionally, President Emmanuel Macron is aiming to increase support for Ukraine, including military aid, which has angered Moscow.
( with input from agencies)

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