Man arrested in France in 'advanced stages' of plotting attack

Man arrested in France in 'advanced stages' of plotting attack

The French Interior minister said Thursday that a French man who was in the advanced stages of carrying out a terror attack has been arrested, according to The Associated Press.

The man was captured during raids in Argenteuil, a suburb in the northern outskirts of Paris.

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Bernard Cazeneuve, the Interior minister, said bomb squads were on site at the raid. There is no word yet as to whether the man is connected with last year's terrorist attack in Paris or the the one earlier this week in Brussels.

Police are still conducting raids in the area, which has been sealed off.

In November, terrorists linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) attacked the French capital with guns and suicide vests, killing 130 people and wounding more than 300.

Last week, Salah Abdeslam, who is suspected to be the only surviving Paris attacker, was arrested in Brussels after a shootout with police.

Abdeslam is reportedly linked to those who carried out bombings in Brussels earlier this week that killed at least 30 people.

This post was updated at 6:17 p.m.