Russian and Ukrainian Man Arrested in Paris Following Blast at Airport Hotel

Written by Kathrine Frich

Jun.05 - 2024 10:12 PM CET

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The man had both Ukrainian and Russian passports.

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A Russian-Ukrainian man has ben arrested in Roissy-en-France, suspected of preparing an attack.

According to french media the National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor's Office announced on Wednesday that it had opened an investigation, two days after the arrest, in Roissy-en-France, a suburb of Paris, of a 26-year-old man, in a hotel in Val-d'Oise, while he was making explosive devices.

The suspect is currently in police custody.

Injured himself

A 26-year-old Russian-Ukrainian was in police custody on Wednesday, June 5 at the Directorate General of Internal Security (DGSI), suspected of planning a violent action after injuring himself with an explosive device.

The man, who holds Russian and Ukrainian passports, was placed in police custody on Monday night, a source close to the case told AFP.

Initially, on the same evening, he was taken care of by firefighters because he had "significant burns following an explosion," explained the National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor's Office (PNAT), confirming information from Le Journal du Dimanche (JDD) to AFP.

Materials for explosive devices

The man had a hotel room in his name in Roissy-en-France (Val-d'Oise), the city where the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle international airport is located,

In this room, investigators found products and materials intended for the manufacture of explosive devices,

One of these devices had exploded. The young man was injured in the head, one of the sources close to the case specified.

The Man is from the Donbass region and is reported to have a pro-Russian commitment.

He has fought for the Russian army for two years.

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