Bomb alert forces evacuation of Paris expo hall

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A false bomb alert forced the evacuation Saturday of a Paris exposition hall hosting a Moroccan real estate fair, police said.

Around 2 pm (1200 GMT) the organisers of the trade fair received a phone call saying a bomb had been planted in the Porte de Versailles exhibition hall in southern Paris, forcing the evacuation of some 4,000 visitors.

After a search of the facility found no bomb, police allowed visitors back into the biggest Moroccan real estate fair abroad.

© 2010 AFP

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