Source that 84-year-old suspect had been a candidate for Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National party in 2015.
The main suspect was later found dead with a bullet wound in his head in an apparent suicide, say police.
Ten men, including a former gendarme, have been arrested across France for their suspected role in a plot to attack Muslims. Mediapart can reveal that one of the suspects had been setting up his own laboratory to make explosives. Matthieu Suc, Marine Turchi and Jacques Massey report on the story behind the dramatic arrests and the murky world of the far-right in France.
The man reportedly wanted to avenge attacks linked to Islamic State that have killed dozens in Paris over the past years.
Man who tried to run down soldiers guarding a French mosque wanted to 'appear like a martyr' but police rule out terrorism link.
An elderly local worshipper and a soldier guarding the mosque at Valence were slightly injured, as was driver after troops opened fire.