French Police Shoot and Arrest Female Suspected of Terrorist Plot

French Police Shoot and Arrest Female Suspected of Terrorist Plot


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The French Interior Minister claimed a female whom French police shot and arrested was likely planning an attack near Paris, France, on Sept. 8, 2016. The woman’s arrest occurred in Boussy-Saint-Antoine, near the outskirts of Paris. French police arrested the woman because her car contained gas cylinders inside. The police discovered six full gas canisters, one empty gas canister, and three jerrycans filled with diesel. The suspect’s car, a Peugeot 607, was left by the Notre Dame cathedral. Updates report that the woman was the daughter of the person who owned the vehicle. Two other female suspects were also arrested and being held by French police at this time.

French police stated that no detonator device was found inside the primary suspect’s vehicle. However, the gas cylinders could have been used to explode the vehicle, resulting in another terrorist attack.

In the past 18 months, France has endured several terrorist attacks. The result of such acts of terrorism has claimed the lives of more than 200 innocent people and has left the country devastated and in shock.

Officials also say that the French police officer who arrested the female suspects was assaulted during the arrest and currently suffering from stab wounds in a nearby hospital, he is in stable

The French Interior Minister also stated the ages of the female suspects are 39, 23, and 16. He believes they were likely preparing violent actions.

Written by Andrea Lopez
Edited by Cathy Milne


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