15:21 GMT15 April 2021
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    The suspect's motives remain unclear, as the detainee who attempted to break into the residence of French President Emmanuel Macron said he was an artist and had no evil intentions.

    A man was detained after trying to break into the Elysee Palace carrying a "Molotov cocktail", Le Figaro reported. According to the newspaper, the man was spotted while he attempted to get over the gates of Emmanuel Macron's presidential residence, and the fuse attached to the bottle was already lit.

    The trespasser and a couple who accompanied the person with the Molotov cocktail and filmed him were taken into custody for violent actions with a weapon. However, a source with the police told Le Figaro that the liquid in the bottle did not pose any danger.

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    French Presidency (Elysee), Elysee palace, Paris, France
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