No fries with that.
Ahead of this weekend’s first round of French presidential voting, police uncover evidence of a potentially massive terror plot.
Some sort of mysterious religious component may have been involved:
French police thwarted an imminent “terror attack” and arrested two suspected radicals Tuesday in the southern port city of Marseille, French authorities said Tuesday, just days before the first round of France’s presidential election.
Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said in a news conference the two suspects “were getting ready to carry out an imminent, violent action on national territory” …
The suspects, Mahiedine Merabet, 29 and Clement Baur, 23, both French, were detained under arrest warrants for terrorist criminal association, according to a police document obtained by The Associated Press.
Molins said Merabet had in recent days tried to send a video to the Islamic State group to claim “allegiance or responsibility” for a potential attack.
In their Marseille apartment police found one automatic rifle, two handguns, quantities of ammunition and three kilograms of explosives as well as products and equipment to make explosives … a flag of the IS group, a video camera, six mobile phones, one laptop, a black hood, a maskand a wig were also discovered.
Should offer quite an intriguing composite image. Over in the US, McDonald’s staffers deserve hefty tips for their wily delaying tactics leading to the end of Steve Stephens’s flight from justice:
Facebook murderer Steve Stephens just couldn’t resist his craving for a 20-piece order of nuggets — but he’s the one who got fried when workers at a Pennsylvania McDonald’s drive-thru window recognized him and called cops.
The country’s most famous fugitive sped off with his fast food, but killed himself a few minutes later during a wild police chase.
Stephens, who was the subject of a police and FBI manhunt, tried to satisfy his craving at the Golden Arches on Buffalo Road in Erie at about 11 a.m. — ordering a 20-piece chicken meal and large fries.
He’d been on the run since Sunday after videotaping himself gunning down a Cleveland grandad whom he randomly targeted for death. Stephens then posted the footage on Facebook.
His fast-food run was the break police needed. Sharp-eyed employee Henry Sayers recognized Stephens handing over money at the pay window and alerted a supervisor.
By the time he pulled up to the pickup window, employees were on the phone with State Police.
“He was becoming very nervous,” franchise owner Tom DuCharme Jr. told The Post.
He and his workers bravely stalled the order to buy time.
“It will be a minute for the fries,” DuCharme recalled telling Stephens.
But the killer wasn’t lovin’ it.
“No, I can’t wait!” Stephens snapped. “I need my nuggets now!”
Those were his last public words.
Troopers were in hot pursuit seconds later and caught up with him about two miles away.
He turned his gun on himself just as cops were closing in, police officials said.
No fries with that.