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Man Arrested For Plot to Kill French President on Bastille Day

The suspect allegedly planned to assassinate Macron on July 14, during Paris' Bastille Day military parade, the same parade that U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to attend

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    France elected a new president, the country's youngest ever. Centrist independent candidate Emmanuel Macron, 39, is the clear winner, defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen by a huge margin on May 7, 2017. NBC's Matt Bradley reports from Paris. (Published Sunday, May 7, 2017)

    A man was arrested and charged with "threatening to kill" newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron, French officials told NBC News on Monday.

    The 23-year-old suspect was arrested last Wednesday in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil and charged on Saturday with "individual terrorist activity," said Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre, a spokeswoman for the Paris prosecutor's office.

    The suspect allegedly planned to assassinate Macron on July 14, during Paris' Bastille Day military parade, the same parade that U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to attend.

    Without giving specific details on the arrest or the threat made against Macron, Thibault-Lecuivre told the AP on Monday that the 23-year-old suspect's plans were vague and not yet finalized, and that he appeared to be acting alone.

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