Syrian Detained in France on Terror Charge After Trying to Set Himself on Fire

© AP Photo / BintaFrench police officers patrol at Gare du Nord train station in Paris, France, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015.
French police officers patrol at Gare du Nord train station in Paris, France, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. - Sputnik International
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The man was reportedly playing a Daesh* propaganda video on his phone prior to attempting to set himself alight.

A man has been detained for dousing himself with wine and subsequently attempting to set himself on fire while onboard a train in France. According to reports, the man became angry after a conductor asked to see his ticket.

The suspect, who is being held on potential terrorism charges, has been identified as a Syrian, and was quickly tackled by an off-duty soldier and police officer, before being handed over to local police.

READ MORE: Illegal Syrian Migrant Arrested in France Over Terror Attack Threats — Report

The incident took place onboard a train travelling to Montpellier from the northern city of Lille on Wednesday, which marked the three-year anniversary of the devasting Bataclan concert terror attack.  

*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State) is a terrorist group banned in Russia and many other countries.

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