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DIRECT. Paris: the man holed up in the Iranian consulate was arrested and taken into police custody

An individual has taken refuge in the Iranian consulate à Paris, this Friday April 19. The man said he was armed. explosives and threatened to activate his arsenal. He was finally released. arrested at the beginning of the afternoon then placed on guard &agrav; view. No traces of explosives were found. found in the consulate or on the individual.

The essentials

  • A man, who had spontaneously surrendered, has to be placed in prison. on guard &agrav; seen while he was entrenched. in a building of the Iranian consulate, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, this Friday, April 19.
  • Unlike à his threats, he was not wearing an explosive but a tactical vest and fake grenades.
  • Witnesses said they saw the suspect enter the building around 11 a.m. Others indicate that he would have declared wanting to avenge the death of his brother.
  • The BRI (research and intervention brigade) operation is still ongoing. A secure perimeter was é looped.


18:43 – An investigation opened for death threats

The man who had entrenched himself in the Iranian consulate this Friday afternoon was´acute; arrested and placed on guard &agrav; view. The investigation will now continue. She was é opened on the charge of "threat of death materialized by the wearing of a fake vest representing explosives", reported the Paris prosecutor's office including RTL echoes. 

18:06 – The perimeter security has just been raised

A few hours after the arrest of the individual, the p&eacute ;security framework around the Iranian consulate, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, has just been lifted. The neighborhood had been destroyed. looped for safety reasons by the Paris police headquarters. 

17:38 – What we know about the suspect < /h3>

According to the latest information, the man is French. Described as a pro-Shah of Iran, he had been disappointed. flee Iran in 1979 and then began to flee Iran in 1979. a university course à Paris in order to become an orthotist.

The individual was é placed on guard &agrav; seen around 2:45 p.m. He is already there. known to the police since he had been arrested for the fire of this same consulate in September 2023. At that time, he was then arrested. judged in immediate appearance and sentenced to &agrav; 8 months in prison with a probationary suspension of two years.

As part of this conviction, he was prohibited from participating à demonstrations and to go to the 16th but as he had appealed this decision and had to appeal Monday to 1:30 p.m., so the bans did not apply.

15:46 – The man is of Iranian origin

According to the first elements of the prosecution, the man behind the explosion threats is âaged& oacute; 61 years old. He would have been born in Iran in 1963. 

14:59 – No explosives found "neither on him, nor on the spot"

While the suspect was arrested, arrested by the Research and Intervention Brigade, his vehicle, with which he arrived at the Iranian consulate, and the premises were also taken into custody. inspected. According to the parquet floor, the parquet floor of Paris, no explosive material was ultimately found. found "neither on him, nor on the spot", unlike " his threats of passage à the act. 

14:57 – Interrupted metro lines

Traffic on line 6 of the metro, interrupted between Raspail and CDG-Étoile stations, as well as that of line 9 between Franklin-D- Roosevelt and Pont-de-Sevres due to security measures", indicates the RATP on its X account. Traffic should resume shortly . 

The individual has just come out of his own free will. of the consulate. The BIS is checking the suspect. Unlike &agrav; his statements, he was not carrying explosives.

14:47 – Venger the death of his brother

According to several witnesses, the individual would have put flags at floor of the consulate and said he wanted to avenge the death of his brother. 

14:46 – The consulate district of Iran is closed; by the police

An intervention by the BRI (research and intervention brigade), a unité police elite, is imminent rue Fresnel & Paris in the 16th arrondissement when a man was killed. seen entering the Iranian consulate around 11 a.m. wearing an explosive vest.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116