Paris bomb: Terror suspect in custody after explosive device goes off in hotel near Charles de Gaulle Airport

Matt Shrivell
The Nightly
A terror suspect has been arrested near the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.
A terror suspect has been arrested near the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. Credit: Supplied.

French authorities have a terror suspect under guard after he reportedly exploded homemade bombs in his hotel room on the outskirts of Paris.

Reports have filtered out that emergency services treated a 26-year-old Ukranian-Russian citizen for ‘significant burns’ following an explosion near the Charles De Gaulle Airport.

The incident occurred on Monday, only days before world leaders including US President Joe Biden, arrived in France to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy.

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“Initial findings revealed products and materials intended for the manufacture of explosive devices on site,” a spokesman from France’s national anti-terrorist prosecutor’s office told news outlet BFMTV.

“One of the improvised explosive devices exploded. The hotel had to be evacuated.

“The man, of Russian and Ukrainian nationality, who was conscious despite his injuries, explained to investigators that he had built homemade batteries for mobile phones when one of them exploded,” he added.

A search of the hotel room discovered homemade bombs with batteries sealed in plastic with barbecue lighters, plus multiple passports in the man’s luggage.

Europe has been on alert for terrorist attacks since the Ukraine-Russian conflict began and Paris is set to become a heightened security zone as the countdown to the Olympics Opening Ceremony ramps up.


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