A student detained on suspicion of planning an imminent armed attack on churches had previously come to the attention of French authorities as possibly wanting to travel to Syria, the French interior minister said.
Bernard Cazeneuve said police had carried out checks on the 24-year-old IT student in 2014 and 2015 without finding anything would warrant further investigation.
A student held in Paris on suspicion of planning an imminent attack on churches in France was arrested after he called emergency services to treat a gunshot wound, interior ministry sources told the Reuters news agency.
When officers arrived they saw the wound and notified police, the source said.
The 24-year-old, believed to be an Algerian national, is thought to have accidentally shot himself, they added.
Police have arrested a man in Paris on suspicion of planning an imminent attack on churches in France, the French Interior Minister has said.
Bernard Cazeneuve said a heavily armed 24-year-old IT student was arrested on Sunday in Paris.
"Detailed documents that were also found established beyond doubt that the individual was planning an imminent attack, probably on one or two churches," Mr Cazeneuve said.
He added that a car was also seized along with handguns, other weapons and bulletproof vests.
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Three journalists have been arrested for illegally flying a drone over Paris, according to the city's prosecutors' office.
In a statement, the office said three foreign nationals aged 70, 54 and 36 - all believed to work for Al-Jazeera - have been taken into custody after officers spotted the drone flying in the Bois de Boulogne woods in the western part of the city.
Flying drones without a licence is illegal in France and the trio could face a maximum of a year in prison or a 75,000 euro (£54,900) fine.
It comes after five drones were spotted flying over the city for two nights running.
Seven men wanted for questioning over alleged racist chanting at St Pancras Station following a Chelsea Champions League match earlier this month have come forward, British Transport Police said.
Police said they would be interviewed in due course.
BTP released images of the seven men taken at the London station at on February 18 in a bid to identify them.
This was the day after an incident on the Paris Metro before Chelsea's match with Paris St Germain, when a man was subjected to alleged racist abuse.
An investigation has been launched after unauthorised drones were spotted flying over Paris for a second night in a row.
Five drones were seen last night in addition to the five spotted a night earlier, local media reported.
Stephane Le Foll, a spokesman for the French government, said the drones were not a security risk and told a press conference: "There is nothing to worry about.
"Drone have been spotted and investigations launched .... We are mobilised on a matter which is, and should, be taken seriously."
Paris has remained on a state of high alert following last month's attacks on the offices of Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket by Islamist extremists.
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