Police Find Car Packed With Gas Cylinders Next To Notre Dame Cathedral

Jacob Bojesson | Foreign Correspondent

French police have arrested a man on its terror watch list after his car was found packed with seven gas cylinders next to the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

An investigation was launched after the vehicle was spotted Sunday with its hazard lights on and without license plates sitting next to the cathedral. Seven gas cylinders and texts in Arabic were discovered in the vehicle, but there were no detonating devices inside.

Police have arrested a person on the country’s terror watch list who owns the vehicle. Five other suspects were also brought in for questioning.

Police believe the flashing lights might have been on to attract attention.

“We think he may have been trying to carry out a test-run,” one police official told AFP.

The Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most famous churches in the world and attracts 13 million tourists each year.

France remains on high alert after three major terror attacks, killing more than 200 people, since the beginning of 2015.

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