Oct 5, 2017
What appears to be a large petrol bomb has been discovered underneath a lorry in Paris. French media is reporting that six bottles of petrol were discovered under the Franco-Swiss cement company Lafarge truck and they were connected to an ignition device.
It was described as a ‘crude detonator device’ and was discovered in the 19th arrondissement – to the north west of the city, according to Le Figaro. It was discovered early this morning by workers as they arrived for work. Sources say that they had tried to ignite it with a barbecue lighter, but it failed.
Police and prosecutors are at the scene, according to a source close to the investigation. Bomb disposal experts rushed to the site and police cordoned off the area, situated in a working-class district.
The incident comes as anti-terrorism police investigate the discovery of several gas canisters and a cell phone detonator in western Paris on Saturday, but a source said there was no apparent link between the two.
This article was posted: Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 8:10 am