Gard: a man whose house was trapped by more than 40 explosives arrested by the GIGN
Author: Clark Tos
Here is a surprising discovery! In the Gard, a 46-year-old man was arrested in his house with explosives.
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The forties, already known to the services of police and sentenced in September 2021 to a 9-month suspended prison sentence for having exhibited a rifle in front of the gendarmes, had at home “the perfect survivalist kit”. The members of the GIGN intervened on the spot notably found on the spot forty homemade traps, iodine tablets, surveillance cameras around his house, but above all explosives, handguns as well as shotguns.
The intervention on Tuesday, October 11 took place in the village of Carnas, where the suspect resides. According to our colleagues from France Info and France Bleu Gard Lozère, the police programmed this operation after the man was spotted for ordering products online that could be used to make bombs. The man, who lived with about twenty dogs, was immediately taken to the hospital for a psychiatric examination.
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A high-risk intervention
As the elite GIGN members quietly approached the suspect's home, one of their dogs detected about 40 explosives surrounding the dwelling. While some had to be activated manually with a fuse, others were connected to the house alarm system and therefore triggered remotely thanks to a mechanical ignition. The individual had set these traps, the most dangerous of which contained steel balls, so that a motion detector automatically activated them.
Obviously, faced with such installations, the special forces took their troubles patiently in order to limit the risks as much as possible. And they did well because beyond the surroundings of the house which were filled with explosives, the door of the house was also completely trapped. By analyzing the objects found on the spot during the search carried out by the gendarmes, the Ales prosecutor's office decided to widen the investigation initially opened for orders of illicit products with 'possession of weapons'.
Case to follow.