Source that 84-year-old suspect had been a candidate for Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National party in 2015.
Meanwhile environmental group will defy ban on demonstrations in nearby Bayonne with march carrying official portraits of President Macron.
French agriculture minister Didier Guillaume, whose ministerial brief is also to defend animal welfare, has been photographed attending a bullfight in the town of Bayonne, south-west France, when six bulls were killed, prompting outrage from animal rights organisations.
Authorities in the French city of Bayonne are struggling to cope with the number of migrants coming from across the nearby Spanish border. Mediapart met Joseph and Moriba, 'blood brothers' who are seeking France's protection after nearly dying at sea crossing to Europe from Morocco. After a legal battle, Joseph has now been recognised as a minor by the French courts while Moriba's request will be heard on appeal shortly. Mathilde Mathieu reports.
Dominique Perron and another spectator suffered serious injuries after bull jumped out of arena at Bayonne Festival in south west France.