Kristian Vikernes, a heavy metal musician, has already spent 21 years in prison in Norway for stabbing to death a rival metal guitarist. He also burned down several churches in the early 1990s.
Last year Vikernes, 40, moved to France , settling in President Francois Hollande’s home region of Correze with his wife Marie Cachet, 25.
Jean-Claude Chauffour, the mayor of Salon-La-Tour where the couple lived, said that they kept to themselves and did not participate in village life.
“He doesn’t speak much French,” Mr Chauffour told Le Nouvel Observateur. “He used to dress in military clothes, and she also liked camouflage gear.”
The couple were both arrested on Tuesday morning at their home after having purchased five guns, including four .22 calibre rifles. Ms Cachet was said to be expecting the couple’s fourth child.
“It’s about acting before, and not after,” said Manuel Valls, French interior minister.
He said that there was no known plot or target yet identified.
However, Mr Vikernes was one of the people who was sent a terrorist manifesto by Breivik, sentenced to 21 years last year in Norway for killing 77 people in a twin terrorist attack in 2011.
On his website, Mr Vikernes discusses Breivik’s manifesto, but in a post called “War in Europe: Part V – Breivik Unveiled” he also criticises the murderer for killing more innocent Norwegians than Muslims.
Mr Valls told the French national assembly that the Norwegian was “suspected of preparing a terrorist attack, and therefore was a potential danger to society.”
“He presents a particularly dangerous profile,” he said.
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