Police arrest man in Paris Iran consulate incident - source

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  • Friday, 19 Apr 2024

French police and members of French special police forces of Research and Intervention Brigade (BRI) secure the area near Iran consulate where a man is threatening to blow himself up, in Paris, France, April 19, 2024. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

PARIS (Reuters) -A man who had threatened to blow himself up at Iran's consulate in Paris was arrested by police, a police source said.

French police earlier cordoned off the Iranian consulate, Reuters reporters saw.

A police source told Reuters the man was seen at about 11 am (0900 GMT) entering the consulate, carrying what appeared to be a grenade and explosive vest.

(Reporting by Inti Landauro and Sudip Kar-Gupta, Gabriel Stargardter, Zhifan Liu, Benoit Van Overstraeten; Writing by Ingrid Melander; Editing by Gareth Jones, Ros Russell)

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