Near the stadium Parc des princes at about 4 am it was found an improvised explosive device.
The device was made up of four gas cylinders covered in petrol and was found near the stadium by a member of the public just hours before PSG were due to play against Bordeaux in front of almost 50,000 fans. It was found near Parc de Princes Stadium hours before the game.
A source said the four gas cylinders would have destroyed all of the surrounding area, they were linked to a "mobile phone that could ignite the cylinders, so causing an explosion".
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Somewhat remarkably, nearly 50,000 people arrived at the stadium under 12 hours later on Saturday for the Lique 1 tie against Bordeaux, a game PSG went on to win 6-2. Some of the most expensive footballers in the world - Neymar and Kylian Mbappe - came out on the pitch.
Five men have already been arrested, including a known Islamist extremist who was meant to be under surveillance.
A source said the device was "soaked in petrol and operational".
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Collomb suggested the suspect may have used a "nebula" - or someone who looks like him in order to slip the agents trailing him. The man arrested is described being on the "FSPRT file", according to which the person displays signs of "terrorist character" due to radicalism.
Islamic State has targeted Parisian stadiums on a number of occasions.
The most notable event was the attack on the Stade de France in November 2015 during a friendly global between France and Germany. Two of the attackers blew themselves up, killing one, while the third ran away.
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