Man arrested for plotting massacre as Olympic flame passes Bordeaux

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A man who planned a massacre as the Olympic flame passed through Bordeaux this Thursday (south-west France) was arrested thanks to a message he posted on his social networkswhere he paid tribute to a murderer who killed six people in the United States in 2014.

The information about the arrest was given this Thursday on his X account by the French Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, who explained that it was “an individual who planned a violent action during the passage of the Olympic flame relay in Bordeaux.”

Darmanin, who is in New Caledonia where he is accompanying the French president, Emmanuel Macron, on a visit to try to quell unrest in the Pacific island nation overseas.thanked for his capture “the police and more broadly all the agents” of your department.

According to television channel BFMTV, The suspect is 26 years old and was arrested on Tuesday once he was recognized following the trail of a video he posted on Facebook.

The French portal for monitoring prohibited online content Pharos found the video where the author pays tribute to Elliot Rodgera young man who on May 23, 2014 killed six people and injured 14 others before committing suicide and justified this massacre as revenge for neglected women.

According to releases from the investigation, the individual arrested today, who must be presented to a judge for indictment before his possible entry into prison, He intended to carry out his violent action in Bordeaux on the same date, May 23.

The Olympic flame It began its tour of France on May 8 in Marseille, which will continue until the start of the Paris Games on July 26.

Source: La Verdad

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