PARIS – A 34-year-old Frenchman arrested last week has been charged with a string of terrorism offenses for allegedly plotting an imminent
attack and operating an explosives arsenal of what prosecutors called “unprecedented scale.”
Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said Wednesday that the suspect, Reda Kriket, is accused of participating in a terrorist group with plans for at least one attack, possessing and transporting arms and explosives, and holding fake documents, among other charges. Kriket is believed to have traveled to Syria in 2014 and 2015 and made several trips between France and Belgium, Molins said. At least three other people are in custody in the case in Belgium and the Netherlands.