Man arrested on Easter Sunday connected to foiled France attack, police say

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FRANCE — The arrest of a 32-year-old French citizen in the Netherlands on Sunday is tied to the arrest of another man, Reda Kriket, who was described as being in the advanced stages of planning a terror attack on France, according to France’s interior minister, the Dutch government and French media.

The 32-year-old was arrested in the Dutch city of Rotterdam on suspicion of involvement in planning a terrorist attack, Dutch national police said.

Dutch police said that the arrest came at the request of the French Justice Ministry on Friday.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve released a statement congratulating French and Dutch police for arrests that “foil[ed] an attack on our soil.”