French policeman stabbed following gas canister car arrests

by SpeedLux

A policeman in France was stabbed during an operation to arrest 3 females in connection with a vehicle discovered with gas cylinders near Paris’ popular Notre Dame cathedral last Sunday.

Cops opened fire after the stabbing in Boussy-Saint-Antoine, south-east of Paris, injuring among the females.

Authorities stated the suspects were “radicalized” and appeared to have actually been preparing an instant attack.

In November, 130 people passed away in Paris in attacks by ISIS.

A state of emergency has actually been in place in the country since then.

The Peugeot 607 was discovered early on Sunday on the Quai de Montebello, simply meters from the cathedral which draws in millions of tourists every year.

The car had its danger warning lights flashing and no number plates, authorities stated.

Documents with writing in Arabic were also discovered in the car, police stated.

Among the cylinders, on the front traveler seat, was empty, and there were no detonating gadgets inside.

A person on the terrorism watch list was jailed on Wednesday in addition to an associate of the car’s owner.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the three women jailed on Thursday – aged 39, 23 and 19 – “had been radicalized, were enthusiasts and remained in all likelihood preparing an imminent, violent act”.

Investigators, Mr Cazeneuve said, had remained in a “race against time”.

Among those jailed is reportedly the daughter of the automobile owner who had already been questioned.

As per French media, the vehicle owner was on an intelligence watch-list.

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