An armed French soldier patrols in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo
Daily Mail: Car packed with explosive gas cylinders is found outside Paris's Notre Dame cathedral as police arrest 'radicalised' vehicle owner
* Seven gas cylinders found in car close to Notre Dame cathedral in Paris
* The vehicle was found with its hazard lights on last Saturday night
* Car's owner, now in custody, is on watchlist of suspected religious radicals
The 'radicalised' owner of a car found packed with gas cylinders close to Notre Dame cathedral has been arrested, police have revealed.
The vehicle, a Peugeot 607 without a licence plate, was found with its hazard lights flashing close to the landmark building in the heart of the French capital.
Documents with writing in Arabic were also found in the car.
Police say the car's owner, who is now in custody, is on an intelligence services watchlist of people suspected of religious radicalisation.
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WNU Editor: Christian sites have always been a prime target for Islamic militants in the Middle East. And while the details behind this case are still unknown, I will not be surprised if these same groups or their supporters are now looking at Europe and elsewhere for new targets.
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