French President Emmanuel Macron waves as he attends a ceremony marking the 77th anniversary of late French General Charles de Gaulle's resistance call of June 18, 1940, at the Mont Valerien memorial in Suresnes, near Paris, France, June 18, 2017. REUTERS/Bertrand Guay/Pool - RTS17JG5

PARIS — French authorities say a man has been given preliminary terrorism charges for plotting a possible attack on President Emmanuel Macron or minority groups.
Paris prosecutor’s office spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said Monday that the 23-year-old suspect’s plans were vague and not yet finalized, and that he appeared to be acting alone.
According to French news agency AFP, the suspect is a self-described nationalist who told investigators he wanted to kill Macron at the July 14 Bastille Day parade in Paris.
The AFP report, which cited anonymous sources close to the investigation, said the suspect had also expressed a desire to attack “Muslims, Jews, blacks, homosexuals.”  
Thibault-Lecuivre said the man was arrested in the Argenteuil suburb Thursday, and told police of a possible plan to attack Macron on Bastille Day on July 14 and expressed “nationalist” views. The man was given preliminary charges Saturday of individual terrorist activity.
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