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Three women were just arrested near Paris for planning a terrorist attack


Three women in Boussy-Saint-Antoine (which is southeast of Paris) were arrested Thursday night by French authorities in connection to a car containing gas canisters that were left in front of Notre Dame cathedral this week, according to CNN. 

A police officer was injured during the arrest when one of the women attacked him with a knife. The injuries are non-life threatening. One of the women was shot during the arrest. 

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the women were radicalized and planning a violent attack. 

Police officers stand guard as they take part in a raid in Boussy-Saint-Antoine, east of Paris, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. French police detained three women planning 'imminent and violent action' after a standoff Thursday linked to a terrorism investigation into six gas canisters found in a car abandoned near Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

There were seven canisters of gas found in the vehicle near Notre Dame. One was empty, but the rest were full. there was no detonator found in the car, CNN reports. 

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