A teenager of only 13 years old was arrested Thursday in Nice (Alpes-Maritimes), suspected of being the author of several malicious calls to the police in recent weeks, according to information from BFMTV which Le Parisien has confirmed.
One of these calls had led to an intervention by the Raid in mid-June.
On June 19, the municipal police of Nice had received a call from an individual claiming to be armed and to hold his wife hostage.
Without a ransom, he would kill her, he had threatened.
The police had then moved to the address indicated, supported by the Raid, to realize that there was in fact no hostage-taking...
A 13-year-old boy in custody
Other calls were then made to the Nice police station, with different numbers, the individual saying he wanted to "do jihad", "join Daesh" and "blow everything up".
To identify himself to the police, he had given a name which was none other than one of his former friends.
His mother filed a complaint.
Tracing each of his phone calls, the police were therefore able to go back to this 13-year-old teenager who was arrested on Thursday and placed in police custody, for the counts of false denunciation leading the judicial authority to useless research, apology for the terrorism, identity theft and threats to commit a crime or misdemeanour.