16-year-old arrested after he said he wanted to ‘die a martyr’ at Paris Olympics

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested by anti-terrorism police in France after he said on social media he wanted to “die a martyr” at the Olympic Games in Paris this summer.
A spokesperson said on Wednesday the boy was arrested after he “publicly announced on social media that he planned to create an explosive belt to become a martyr”.

The spokesperson also confirmed an investigation was under way into whether he had genuine intentions to commit a terrorist act.
It comes after French President Emmanuel Macron admitted earlier this month the Olympics opening ceremony could be scaled down if the security threat is deemed too high.
The Olympic Games will begin in Paris in July.

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