France says 9/11-inspired attack foiled by intelligence officers

France’s interior minister has said intelligence officers have foiled a terror plot inspired by the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centre in New York City.

According to Le Parisien, he was looking for a weapon to help with hijacking a plane.

The man was charged on 26 September and is suspected of wanting to perpetrate an attack comparable to the events of 11 September, 2001.

The man was arrested before the attack on the Paris police headquarters on 3 October, when an IT specialist with suspected Islamist sympathies and who had security clearances killed three officers and one civilian employee before he was shot dead by another officer.

France’s interior minister Christophe Castaner told France 2: “Just before (that attack) there was a 60th attempted attack since 2013.

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