Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' found in home of man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron

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French President Emmanuel Macron (C) talks with a young boy as he walks in a street of Valence on June 8, 2021 during a visit in the French southeastern department of Drôme, the second stage of a nationwide tour ahead of next year's presidential election. PHILIPPE DESMAZES/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

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."

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