Two New Suspects in 2018 Plot to Attack Emmanuel Macron With Knife Indicted in France – Report

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Last year six people were arrested and detained as part of a preliminary investigation over an “ill-defined” project of violent action against French President Emmanuel Macron.

Two men were indicted on 15 November as part of an investigation into an assassination plot targeting French President Emmanuel Macron, reported Le Parisien.

The two suspects, aged 30 and 45 respectively, were arrested Monday in Moselle, northeastern France, with their homes searched.

After being detained by police of the Directorate General of Internal Security, they were indicted for “criminal terrorist conspiracy.”
The two are believed to have been part of a plot against President Emmanuel Macron during the commemoration of the centenary of the end of World War I in November 2018.

Four people are already indicted in this case, including Jean-Pierre B., a retiree from Isère presented as the leader of the group.

The Barjols”

In November 2018 six people were detained in connection with a suspected “violent” plot against the French president, Emmanuel Macron.

The group reportedly called themselves “the Barjols” in reference to the name given to the French legionnaires deployed in Mali.

The five men and one woman, aged 22 to 62, were seized by France’s DGSI domestic intelligence agency, which did not release their identities.

They were picked up by anti-terrorism units in the eastern French regions of Moselle and Isère and the north-west…

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