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Failed Attempt on Emmanuel Macron The President of France
Emmanuel Macron The President of France
An attempt to attack The President of France have been averted. In connection to this foiled attempt, six persons have been arrested on preliminary terrorism charge says an official.

The official speaking on condition of anonymity said the plan to target the French President appeared to be vague and unfinalized but violent and that the security agents arrested the six suspected terrorists in three widely scattered regions of the country. Presently, investigations are ongoing.

French TV channel BFM TV reported that the six arrested are between the ages of 22 and 62 years old and include one woman. It wasn't immediately clear if the suspects were working in unison.

Details of the suspects and the alleged plot have not yet been released however, The Interior Minister Christophe Castaner told reporters they are believed to be far-right activists. Authorities feared "concrete threats" from the group, Castaner said.

The arrests were made in southeast of Lyon, in Moselle on the border with Germany and Luxembourg and in northwest Ille-et-Vilaine.

French President Macron was in the northeast city of Verdun, about 160 miles away from Paris, on Tuesday to take part in World War I commemorations.

Mr Macron warned last week of the threat from far-right movements across Europe. Speaking to Le Courrier Picard newspaper, he said complacency during the 1930s had paved the way for the rise of Hitler in Germany and Mussolini in Italy.

Macron was targeted last year by a man who allegedly plotted to shoot him during the Bastille Day parade.

The alleged plot was uncovered days before President Trump of The US and several other world leaders are scheduled to visit France this weekend, to mark the 100 year anniversary of the Nov. 11, 1918 armistice signing that ended World War I.

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