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DIRECT. Paris: the man holed up in the Iranian consulate was arrested

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, but he was killed. arrested.

The essentials

  • A man has just been arrested. by the police while he was in hiding. in a building of the Iranian consulate, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, this Friday, April 19.
  • Unlike à his threats, he was not carrying an explosive. 
  • Witnesses say 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.


16:31 – The individual already has known to the police

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 é 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 on 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