A car belonging to a person on a terror watchlist was found close to Notre Dame Cathedral stashed with gas cylinders.

 

France

 

The car, a Peugot 607 with no licence plate, was found on Sunday morning close to the famous cathedral in Paris.

 

It was parked on the Quai de Montebello in the fifth arrondissement of Paris – a narrow stretch of water away from the cathedral.

 

Inside were at least six gas cylinders – although the tanks are not thought to have been connected to ant detonator – and a book in Arabic writing.

 

Two people have been arrested, according to reports.

 

Anti-terror police revealed the find this morning and also said they believe the vehicle belonged to someone on their intelligence watchlist.

 

It was found abandoned and with its lights on, but forensics teams have since examined the vehicle and declared it safe.

 

The news comes at a time of heightened tensions in France following a number of high profile terror attacks by ISIS murderers.