Six people were arrested in France in connection with an alleged plan to attack Gallic President Emmanuel Macron, according to judicial sources.
The suspects were detained in various regions of the country by the internal secret services DGSI this morning, as confirmed by judicial sources today the information previously appeared in various media. Specifically in the departments of Isère, in the south of the country, Ille and Vilaine, in the northwest, and Moselle, in the northeast.
The Paris Prosecutor's Office initiated an investigation related to terrorism charges.
In circles of the investigators it was said that the investigations are related to a possible violent action against the French president. Some media point to the possibility that the suspects are part of the far right.
France has been shaken by a wave of Islamist attacks in recent years that left more than 240 dead, but the country has also experienced isolated cases of extreme right-wing violence.
Last month, a terrorism investigation was opened against eight suspects after an ultra-right group planned attacks against politicians. It is not clear if the detainees today would be related to previous investigations.