At approximately 0900 local time (0700 UTC) on 8 April 2022, an unidentified man left a parcel bomb at the altar of the Cathedral of Saint-Etienne in central Toulouse — located near France’s southern border with Spain — during a celebration of Mass, before running out of the building. Bomb disposal units and police officers were dispatched to the scene and disposed of the explosive device. Police officers have arrested a suspect but did not release information regarding a motive for the man’s action