Paris police arrest man at Iranian consulate after reports he was armed

Paris police arrest man at Iranian consulate after reports he was armed

Paris — The French police did not find any weapons on him A man detained Friday at the Iranian consulate in Paris after responding to a complaint about someone seen carrying a grenade and an explosive vestsaid an official.

Elite forces of police and soldiers surrounded the building and closed vehicular traffic in the area during a security intervention that lasted several hours. The incident occurred at a time of great tension in the Middle East and as Paris prepares to host the Summer Olympics..

The Iranian embassy did not issue a statement on the incident.

The suspect He had already been convicted of starting a fire at the doors of the embassy last year, according to the prosecutor’s office Paris.

He was located around 11:00 a.m. outside the consulate and a witness told police that he was carrying a grenade and a vest with explosives, according to a police officer. The police then began a special intervention.

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