Cazeneuve: Arrest of terror suspect in France thwarts attack

French security authorities say they thwarted a terrorist attack with the arrest Thursday morning of a suspected terrorist whose plans for an attack were in an advanced state.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve announces the arrest in a televised speech, saying an anti-terrorism operation was taking place as he spoke in Argenteuil near Paris.

The minister refers to a significant arrest of a Frenchman. The operation follows weeks intensive investigations, he says.

It includes the clearing of a residential building and a garage. Searches were still in progress, Cazeneuve says.

Last update: Fri, 25/03/2016 - 00:08

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