French police say they have foiled an imminent attack leading up to the presidential election, with the arrest of two men in Marseille on Tuesday. Explosives and multiple weapons were found at the suspects’ flat in the southern port city. The two Frenchmen, one born in 1987 and the other in 1993, had met while sharing a prison cell and were known to police as having converted to radical Islam,

Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said at a press conference. In addition to a machine gun and two handguns, Molins added that an Islamic State group flag was also found in the apartment where the two suspects were arrested.French Interior Minister Matthias Fekl underscored to reporters that the two were “suspected of wanting to imminently commit a violent act on the eve of the French presidential election.” READ MORE