Frenchman held after knives found on Ryanair flight to Morocco

Thursday 10 March 2016 09.34
The man travelled to Morocco despite being under house arrest in France
The man travelled to Morocco despite being under house arrest in France

A Frenchman described as "radicalised" has been arrested in Morocco after flying there on a Ryanair flight with knives and a gas bottle in the hold, a local government official said.

The 31-year-old man, who had been under house arrest in France, was held upon his arrival in Fez.

Authorities discovered the items in his luggage, which also included a black balaclava.

In a statement, Ryanair said: "This is a matter for the security authorities at Nantes Airport who are investigating this issue."