officials say six people have been arrested in France on suspicion of planning to carry out a “violent” attack on President Emmanuel Macron.
The individuals, reported to be five men and a woman, were picked up by the French security services in Brittany, north-east and south-east France.
An investigation is now taking place into a “criminal terrorist association”, a judicial source said.
Details of the suspects and the alleged plot have not yet been released.
Prosecutors said on Tuesday: “This investigation is looking into a plot, vague and ill-defined at this stage, involving violent action against the president of the republic,”
It comes on the day that Macron is touring the battlefields of northern France as he marks the centenary of the World War One Armistice.