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French Police Arrest Terror Suspect Near Paris


Police officers block a street in Argenteuil, northwest of Paris, late Thursday March 24, 2016 as security forces locked down the area during a major search.

Police officers block a street in Argenteuil, northwest of Paris, late Thursday March 24, 2016 as security forces locked down the area during a major search.


Police in France have arrested a man they say was in the "advanced stages" of a plot to attack the country.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the suspect was arrested Thursday in Argenteuil, a town just outside Paris.

Caseneuve there was "no tangible evidence linking the plot to either the attacks in Paris or Brussels."

Cazeneuve said bomb removal teams were on the scene.

France has been on high alert since the November 13 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds. Cazeneuve said, since the beginning of the year, police have made 75 arrests and jailed 28 suspects.

I’m Caty Weaver.

Caty Weaver adapted this VOA news report. Marsha James was the editor.

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