French security authorities foil plan to attack football events during Paris Olympics

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The French interior minister said Friday that security authorities have foiled a plan to attack football events during the Paris Olympics.

Gerald Darmanin said in a statement that an 18-year-old man from Chechnya was arrested on May 22 on suspicion of being behind a plan to attack soccer events that will be held in the city of Saint-Etienne, southwest of Lyon.

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The Paris Olympics will run from July 26-August 11. Football matches will take place in cities across France before the final in Paris’ Stade de France.

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