Was he planning an attack? A man was placed in custody this Friday in Nice (Alpes-Maritimes). He was arrested in the morning at his home, as part of an investigation opened by the National Anti-Terrorist Prosecutor's Office (PNAT) for "individual terrorist enterprise" and "violation of the legislation on weapons in connection with a terrorist enterprise," says BFMTV.
Aged 29, according to France 3, the individual was "unfavorably known" for "minor" offenses and monitored for his radicalization. He would have claimed, during an online exchange, to have a weapon and consider a passage to the act, says BFMTV.
Alerted by these remarks, the Directorate General of Internal Security (DGSI) searched his home in Nice and found a weapon, "rather old", as well as cartridges.
Up to 96 hours in police custody
Due to the seriousness of the suspicions, police custody can last up to 96 hours. It is now up to investigators to determine the motives of the suspect and the degree of threats.
The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, thanked on the social network X the police.