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Man Detained on French High-Speed ​​TGV After Attack Threat

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A man was arrested after threatening to commit an attack while traveling on a high-speed TGV train in eastern France on Friday.

Police sources said the individual threatened to blow up himself or the train. There was no immediate suspicion that terrorism was a motive and the individual’s mental health was being investigated, they added.

“This morning, a police officer … arrested a threatening individual on board a TGV in Moselle. Kudos to him!” Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Twitter.

The officer was off duty at the time, police sources said. Off-duty policemen are allowed in France to carry a firearm on trains as part of a “travelling to protect” government scheme.

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(Reporting by Marine Strauss, Alain Acco; editing by Richard Lough)

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