Police released a detainee after the fire in the Cathedral in Nantes

A man arrested earlier on Sunday as part of an investigation into a fire at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in the French city of Nantes was released, BFMTV reported.

Earlier, the channel reported that the French police detained one person as part of the investigation in this case. A 39-year-old man, a migrant who worked as a volunteer in the Cathedral and had to lock the doors with a key on the day of the fire, was detained. Investigators took the man into custody to check “contradictions in his schedule.”

Now the channel reports that the man answered police questions in connection with his work schedule. Investigators decided not to leave him in custody and released him after 22.00.

At the same time, the local newspaper Presse Ocean, the Prosecutor of Nantes, Pierre Senes, said that the detainee was released “without further prosecution.”

“He is not involved in the Commission of (criminal) actions. The contradictions that arose were clarified,” the newspaper quotes the Prosecutor as saying.