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French police detain Rwandan man over Nantes cathedral blaze

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The Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul of Nantes, France

The Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul of Nantes in France. Photo: Gary Bembridge / flickr. CC BY 2.0.


A man has been taken into custody as part of an investigation into a series of fires, which are believed to have been started deliberately, at the Cathedral of St. Pierre and St. Paul in the western French city of Nantes.

The 39-year-old man was arrested at his home on Saturday afternoon, and the prosecutor revealed that he was in custody on Sunday morning.

According to local media reports, the individual is understood to be a Rwandan man who worked for the diocese as a volunteer. He was not previously known to police, according to the Europe1 news outlet.

Full story: rt.com

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