Disney during Christmas. Savages.
ISIS planned to attack DISNEYLAND PARIS, the Champs-Elysees Christmas market, a Metro station, cafes and a police HQ NEXT WEEK, cops reveal
- Suspects had made internet searches on several targets in French capital
- Included Christmas market, Disneyland, cafes, police HQ and train station
- Comes after seven were arrested during raids in Strasbourg and Marseille
- Haul of weapons including submachine gun were found during the raids
By Julian Robinson for MailOnline, 24 November 2016:
Jihadists were plotting to strike on December 1 and had also researched sites including a police headquarters, Metro station and city centre cafes.
Seven suspects were arrested in police raids last weekend in the eastern city of Strasbourg and Marseille in the south following an eight-month investigation by security services, although two were later released.ISIS fanatics were planning to target Disneyland and a Christmas market on the Champs-Elysees during a new attack on Paris next week, police have revealed (file picture)
Some had made internet searches on sites including the Christmas market on the prestigious Champs-Elysees avenue, the Disneyland Paris theme park, cafe terraces in the northeast of the capital, the Paris criminal police headquarters and a metro station, a police source said.
Five of the suspects have had their custody extended under legislation covering investigations into an imminent terror attack.
One of the men is said to have told investigators that attacks were planned and named the police headquarters in central Paris and the DGSI domestic security department in the northwest of the city as targets.Some had made internet searches on sites including the Christmas market on the prestigious Champs-Elysees avenue (file picture), the Disneyland Paris theme park, cafe terraces in the northeast of the capital, the Paris criminal police headquarters and a metro station, a police source said
Some members of the group are thought to have taken orders from a Syria-based jihadist.
Disneyland Paris said in a statement that the safety and security of its guests is ‘our number one priority’, adding: ‘We work closely with state and local authorities, and constantly review the security measures we have in place.’
Two handguns, an automatic pistol, a submachine gun and jihadist propaganda were all found during the raids in which they were arrested.
France is under a state of emergency that gives security forces enhanced powers of surveillance and arrest, a year after the Paris attacks.
Islamist extremists have carried out three large-scale attacks in France since January 2015, when gunmen targeted the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine and a Jewish supermarket.
Ten months later, ISIS jihadists massacred 130 people in attacks on the Bataclan concert hall, France’s national stadium and a handful of bars and restaurants in eastern Paris.
And in July, a self-radicalised extremist ploughed a truck into crowds watching fireworks in the southern city of Nice, killing 86.