- Investigators found a copy of Adolf Hitler’s manifesto in the home of a man who slapped Emmanuel Macron.
- Police also recovered several weapons, the BBC reported.
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The man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron during a campaign stop this week had a copy of “Mein Kampf” in his home, the BBC reported Wednesday.
Two people were arrested Tuesday after the incident in the Drome region of southeastern France. Footage shows a man shouting, “à bas la Macronie,” or “down with Macron,” before slapping him.
The BBC reported that investigators had found weapons, including a sword, a dagger, and a “collector’s rifle,” on the man’s home, as well as Adolf Hitler’s fascist manifesto.
Citing law enforcement, Reuters reported that the suspect is 28-year-old Damien Tarel, who ran a local club for “enthusiasts of medieval swordsmanship.”
A source described Tarel to the news agency as “a bit lost, a bit geeky, a bit of a gamer.”