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Individual who said to be carrying a bomb arrested in Paris

Paris, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The French police on Friday arrested an individual who claimed to enter the Iranian Consulate in this capital in the possession of explosives, an action that turned out to be false.

Press reports indicated that the individual is a person who has already been tried and convicted for an arson attack on the same diplomatic venue last year.

The detainee said that he had a vest with explosives and grenades, and at least one witness claimed to have seen the devices.

Following the police deployment at the site, in the 16th district of Paris, the individual surrendered without any violence.

The police searched the area and the detainee’s vehicle, without finding any actual bombs or grenades.

In September 2023, this Frenchman of Iranian origin, who left his country in 1979, set fire in the Consulate, so he was sentenced to eight months in prison without confinement, with a two-year period to submit evidence, the BFM TV channel reported.

The incident takes place amid escalating tensions in the Middle East between Iran and Israel, with an international call for de-escalation.