Paris railway station evacuated over bomb alert

Paris, Nov 13 (IANS) Gare de Lyon, one of Paris’ main train stations, was evacuated on Friday following a bomb alert, according to local media.

Hundreds of passengers were forced to leave the station after a bomb threat was posted on social networks, news channel BFMTV said citing a police source.

The alert was lifted at 3.00 p.m., according to the TV channel report.

“Everything has returned to normal. Passengers can again enter the station and trains run again,” state-run railway company SNCF was quoted as saying.

France has been on high alert since the Charlie Hebdo series of attacks in January 2015.

The government is keeping security at the highest level and has deployed 10,000 soldiers across the country to ensure security, mainly of sensitive places such as religious centres.

Related Posts

Leave a Reply