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Gunman Held In Cannes As Troops Deployed
Breaking news from Sky courtesy of my husband
A man armed with two loaded pump-action shotguns and a knife has been arrested in Cannes, French media have reported. The suspect was "armed to the teeth" and had been tracked by CCTV as he headed into the centre of the town, according to reports.
Sky's Mark White said the alarm was raised early on Tuesday and police were deployed to tackle the suspect immediately.
He was arrested close to Forville market with two fully-loaded shotguns and a knife with a 25cm blade, White said, quoting reports. The arrest came after it was announced that hundreds more soldiers will be deployed in France following a spate of attacks in cities in the run-up to Christmas.