The twenty-something had tried to get a Kalashnikov on the internet before he was arrested by the police.
The investigation is progressing. The man in File S who was arrested in early September before being charged and placed in pre-trial detention was investigating synagogues, shopping malls, as well as Syria and the Taliban, a source close to the investigation at BFMTV confirmed. information from RTL.
As a reminder, the man, of French nationality and in his twenties, has been followed by the intelligence services since the beginning of the summer. It was US intelligence that noticed he was trying to get a Kalashnikov on the dark web and warned their French counterparts.
Research on synagogues and shopping centers
Still under active surveillance, the young man was then given part of a Kalashnikov, unusable alone. The delivery was closely monitored and led to his arrest in France in early September, then to his indictment and pre-trial detention by the National Counter-Terrorism Prosecutor, information disclosed by the Parisian at the time of the facts.
During his arrest, the man remained silent. But it was the use of his phone that revealed his research.