France arrested Russian speaker in possession of explosives near Paris airport, BFM TV reports

By Thomson Reuters Jun 5, 2024 | 12:05 PM

PARIS (Reuters) – French authorities have arrested a Russian-speaking man in possession of explosives in his hotel room close to the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport on Monday, BFM television and JDD newspaper reported, citing unnamed sources.

BFM, quoting a source familiar with the case, said the man had been trying to fabricate an explosive device. France’s DGSI intelligence service has taken over the case, it added.

Police and the French interior ministry did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

(Reporting by Juliette Jabkhiro; writing by Geert De Clercq, editing by Tassilo Hummel)