PARIS, May 18 (KUNA) -- An Egyptian national detained by French security services was preparing either an explosive attack or an attack with the deadly ricin compound, which is considered a very dangerous biological agent, particularly if inhaled, official and security services indicated Friday.
The unnamed Egyptian, aged 20, was detained May 11 with his brother on suspicion of terrorist intent and connections due to interception of his internet activity and other communications, security services said.
Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said in a statement that the Egyptian "was suspected of preparing the commit an attack on national territory."
He added that after four days of preventive detention and questioning he "has now been jailed."
The suspected terrorist plot was discovered after police raided the home of the now-jailed Egyptian and Collomb said that the elements discovered there allowed police to confirm suspicions.
Security services said that elaborate bomb making information and "a black powder" substance was found in the house.
The announcement of another arrest comes less than a week after a self-proclaimed Jihadist stabbed five people in central Paris, killing one of them.
The so-called Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility of the attack. (end)