French national arrested in suspected terror plot

Posted at 4:34 PM, Mar 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-24 18:34:36-04
By Dana Ford


(CNN) — Authorities have arrested a French national suspected of planning an attack, according to Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.

The plan was in an “advanced stage” and the person arrested was implicated at a “high level,” Cazeneuve said Thursday. He accused the individual of belonging to a terror network that planned to strike within France.

The arrest was the result of a detailed investigation that took place over several weeks, he said during a televised address.

Following what Cazeneuve characterized as the “important arrest,” French police carried out an anti-terror operation in Argenteuil, outside Paris. Residents of a building were evacuated.

CNN’s Pierre Meilhan contributed to this report.

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