French Police Arrest 5 Women Over Planned Easter Sunday Attack Plot

French police authorities have arrested five women suspected of planning an “attack” on Easter Sunday in Montpellier City, reports said.

National Police and Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin on Twitter on his tweet said that Directorate-General for Internal Security and the Montpellier police, took the four women and one girl, in custody in the commune of Beziers, Herault department.

A police official in Herault said that the domestic intelligence service and national anti-terrorist prosecutor’s office are handling the investigation.

According to the report from Le Figaro newspaper, the main suspect was under surveillance for 48 hours and she was planning violent action against a religious site on the occasion of Easter Sunday.

The main suspect, her mother, and three sisters were arrested from their home, the report said. 

Police have confiscated chemicals that could be used for making explosives, Le Point news magazine reported. 

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