Major Paris train station evacuated after bomb alert: police

27th September 2010, Comments 0 comments

French authorities on Monday evacuated a major Paris train station after a bomb alert that came just days after police warned that the country faces a serious threat of imminent terrorist attack.

"We have sent specialised teams to inspect the site," police said, without elaborating on the bomb alert at Gare Saint-Lazare.

The national police chief said last week he was concerned about two types of threat -- an assassination bid on an important figure or a mass casualty attack on a crowded public area like a metro train or department store.

© 2010 AFP

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