According to the police report, Thomas G., born in the Hauts-de-Seine and living in Eure-et-Loir, wore a "military" backpack, a black mask, sunglasses and a black hood rolled up at the nape of his neck, which the officers found suspicious. The Point reported that the man tried to escape the police as soon as he saw them, yet was quickly caught.
During the search, the police found two devices on his wrists and forearms hidden under his jacket. Each device could trigger a 30-cm blade to slide out of his jacket. The suspect explained that he made the blades and the devices himself and attached them to his arms with elastic tape. He warned that the devices were “unstable” so the police had to take precautions to avoid triggering them by immobilizing G. on the ground to remove the devices without hurting anyone.
#France Interpellation d'un manifestant en marge des l'#ActeXXVII des #GiletsJaunes— Rebecca Rambar (@RebeccaRambar) 18 мая 2019 г.
L'individu avait dissimulé 2 lames qu'il avait fixées à son avant-bras.
Il est actuellement en garde à vue à #Paris après son interpellation par les forces de l'ordre.#18Mai #Acte27 #YellowVests pic.twitter.com/UdctwqI3C9
The suspect told the police that he is a cosplay fan. The devices, apparently, were inspired by similar-looking hidden blade devices from Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed” game series.
The man is a fan of law enforcement and was scheduled to take an exam to become a security assistant (ADS) at the end of May, according to the Point.