An explosive belt has been found in a suburb south of Paris on Monday, a spokesperson for the city's prosecutor told NBC News.
The discovery in the Montrouge neighborhood triggered new worries as investigators continued an international manhunt for suspects in a series of coordinated attacks on Nov. 13 in which 130 people died. At the same time, French authorities are scrambling to prevent other attacks from taking place, NBC News reported.
Montrouge's mayor said the belt was not active.
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A cell phone was found near the belt, the prosecutor's spokesperson said.
French police told The Associated Press that the belt was found by a street cleaner in a pile of rubble. Investigators are analyzing it to see if it may have been used in the earlier attacks, an unnamed official for the judicial police told The AP.
Authorities cordoned off a street in Montrouge, a witness told NBC News.