The information was subsequently confirmed in several media outlets late Wednesday morning by multiple police sources and those close to the investigation.
Paris' Attorney General responsible for anti-terrorism has subsequently opened an investigation and two people are being held by police.
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The exact details of the situation are still not known as of Wednesday afternoon, but multiple sources have agreed on the following details:
• A Peugeot 607 car was found on Sunday night in the 5th arrondissement in Paris.
• The vehicle was found not far from the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris.
• An employee of a bar noticed one of the canisters inside the abandoned vehicle.
• The police opened the vehicle and collected several full gas canisters, but without finding connectors between them or an ignition device.
• Two people were arrested between Monday and Wednesday in connection with the situation
The vehicle was found in a tourist center, where there are numerous cafes, hotels, and restaurants. It was also several meters from the Paris police headquarters, one of the most surveilled areas of the city.
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