1:38 p.m., February 08, 2023
The police arrested on Tuesday a man suspected of having made death threats against Parisian priests. According to information from Europe 1, it was the staff of the Saint-Sulpice church who warned the police of the presence of this individual who was already wanted for having uttered death threats and insults to against several priests.
An individual was arrested by the police for threatening clerics. He is suspected of having threatened priests in the parishes of Saint-Sulpice and Saint-Germain-des-Prés on January 26 and February 6. The victims filed a complaint. According to a police source, this individual was the subject of a search form for temporary ban on French territory and another S form for activities related to terrorism. He was taken into custody. The Paris judicial police are in charge of the investigation.
Two attacks on churches in Spain at the end of January
At the end of January, two Spanish churches came under attack, killing a sexton and seriously injuring a priest. The authorities had announced that they were opening a terrorism investigation.
“On Wednesday January 25, at 7 p.m., a man entered the church of San Isidro in Algeciras and attacked the priest, armed with a machete, seriously injuring him,” the Interior Ministry said. in a message to the press. “He then went to the Nuestra Señora de La Palma church where he attacked the sexton, after causing various damage,” he added.