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Gunman Arrested In Foiled Attack On Cannes - Army And Police On High Alert For "Mentally Ill Muslims Shouting "Allahu Akhar"

December 25, 2014

Gunman carrying two pump-action shotguns and a knife is arrested in Cannes hours after French government deploys 300 troops on the streets following 'lone-wolf' attacks

A man has been arrested 'armed to the teeth' with shotguns and knife

He was caught by police making his way towards Cannes city centre

It follows three 'lone wolf' attacks to have already occurred this week

On Saturday, a man was shot dead after stabbing three police officers

Over the following two days, two vehicles were driven into pedestrians

The French government has deployed soldiers to patrol city streets

A gunman armed with two fully loaded shotguns and a knife has been arrested by French police after he was spotted 'armed to the teeth' and walking towards Cannes city centre.

His arrest comes just hours after the French government ordered an extra 300 soldiers to patrol city streets in an attempt to quell a spate of 'lone wolf' attacks that have rocked the country this week.

The wave of violence began on Saturday with the stabbing of three police officers and was followed by two incidents in which vehicles were driven into groups of pedestrians, injuring dozens.

byline-plain">By Corey Charlton for MailOnline

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