A 23-year-old man has been arrested after his plot to try and assassinate the French President was uncovered by the users of a video game forum.

The man, who was arrested last week, threatened police with a knife when they arrived at his home, and had planned to kill the newly-elected President Macron during France’s Bastille Day celebrations later this month, which US President Donald Trump is expected to attend.

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Police were alerted to his plot by the members of an unnamed video game forum, where the would-be assassin had visited and enquired about where he could buy a “a Kalashnikov-type weapon” to use for carrying out an attack. As The Guardian report, following the user’s tips to authorities the self-described far right nationalist was charged with “plotting to commit a terrorist act”.

This is the second time the man has been charged in relation to terrorism, following a 2016 arrest for apologie du terrorisme after he publicly supported the actions of Norwegian mass-murdered Anders Brevik, who in 2011 killed 77 people, most of them children.

After his arrest, the man said that he had wanted to assassinate Macron in order to make a “political statement”, and that he had also wanted to kill “blacks, Arabs, Jews and homosexuals.”