Europe 1 with AFP 5:50 p.m., May 25, 2022

An 18-year-old young man, suspected of wanting to commit an imminent terrorist act with a stabbing weapon, was arrested in the Drôme and indicted on Tuesday in Paris.

The first investigations, confirmed by his statements in police custody, showed that he was planning a terrorist act "in the name of the Islamic State".

An 18-year-old young man, suspected of wanting to commit an imminent terrorist act with a stabbing weapon, was arrested in the Drôme and indicted on Tuesday in Paris, AFP learned on Wednesday from judicial sources and close to the case.

The first investigations, confirmed by his statements in police custody, showed that he was planning a terrorist act "in the name of the Islamic State organization to which he had pledged allegiance", a source added. judicial.

A video of allegiance to IS found

A video of allegiance was discovered in his possession, a source close to the file said.

The young man had very recently drawn attention to him, to the point of being considered a threat, the same source told AFP.

Faced with the imminence of an attack project on his part, a preliminary investigation was opened by the National Anti-Terrorist Prosecutor's Office (PNAT) on May 19 for "terrorist criminal association with a view to preparing one or more crimes of 'attacks on persons'.

He was arrested Friday in the Drôme by investigators from the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI), a judicial source added.

Placed in pre-trial detention

Coming from a Muslim family, the suspect had become radicalized, but the conditions for this have not been specified.

His target(s) have not been disclosed.

He was charged on Tuesday and remanded in custody.

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