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Terrorist attack during the Olympics: a teenager suspected of planning a suicide attack

He wanted to die as a martyr under police bullets when he committed an attack during the 2024 Olympic Games. A 16-year-old young man was killed. arrested Tuesday in Haute-Savoie.

Fiché S for radicalization à Islamism, an older teenager of 16 years old was é arrested this Tuesday April 23, 2024 à Marignier, in Haute-Savoie, at the home of his parents, reveals several media including the Le Journal le Dimanche and Le Parisien. During the search, various handwritten documents as well as his mobile phone were taken. seized. Among the documents, relays BFMTV, was notably a declaration of allegiance to the Islamic State. 

A message posted by this young man of nationality French woman on encrypted messaging Telegram had initially put investigators on her trail. He announced that he would look for à "obtain the necessary items for your job; the manufacture of an explosive belt, according to a police source from JDD, but éalso wanting "to die as a martyr in the name of the Islamic caliphate". An investigation, now in the hands of the National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor's Office (Pnat), has been opened for "participation” an association of terrorist criminals with a view to preparing crimes against people, indicates Le Parisien.< /p>

Placé in custody by police officers from the General Directorate of Security. Internal Affairs (DGSI), the teenager admitted wanting to commit a "suicidal terrorist action" in the La Défense business district, in the Paris suburbs, during the period of the Paris Olympic Games. The young man wanted to intervene with a rifle and an explosive belt, and die under the bullets of the police who came to arrest him. His custody à view takes its course. Its aim is to determine “the reality” of the proposed terrorist act and, where applicable, its “state of completion”, specified at the Parisien the Pnat which however calls à "caution".

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