Bomb found near Paris St Germain football ground: Islamist who was supposedly under surveillance is among five people arrested after gas cylinder explosives are discovered
'Home made bomb' found in Paris early hours of Saturday before PSG game
Four gas cylinders covered in petrol linked to a mobile phone detonator
The explosive device was found by a member of the public at 4.30am
Five were arrested, including radical Islamist who was under surveillance
Some 50,000 people attended Paris Saint-Germain game later on Saturday
By PETER ALLEN IN PARIS FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 10:15 BST, 3 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:48 BST, 3 October 2017
They included the most expensive multi-millionaire footballers in the world, including the Brazilian Neymar da Silva Santos and France international Kylian Mbappe.
‘The device was soaked in petrol and operational,’ said the source. ‘It was found when a local resident of the building in Rue Chanez called the police shortly before 4.30am on Saturday.
‘Five suspects were arrested at the scene, including a known radical with links to Islamist movements.’