Police operation in Paris over ‘youths threatening to blow up bus’ (PHOTOS)
The French police conducted a brief special operation in Paris, cordoning off a street and detaining “young men [who were] threatening to blow up” a bus, local media reported.
It all started with police being alerted to a suspicious package on Bus No. 91, Le Figaro reported.
#instantané : arrestation de deux suspects dans le bus 91 aux Gobelins (photos copyrighted Matthieu Alexandre) pic.twitter.com/w9hKnD9wFa— Matthieu Alexandre (@alixmatae) May 30, 2017
Police cordoned off an area in the French capital’s 14th Arrondissement, also closing the nearby Gobelins metro station for security reasons.
Les Gobelins bouclés, opération déminage #gobelins#parispic.twitter.com/J0FVWYyk19— Thomas Llose (@Eclectik_Paris) May 30, 2017
Three young people refused to comply with police orders and started threatening police, saying they were going to "to blow up the bus,"France Info reported, citing police.
#Paris - le quartier des #Gobelins est entièrement bouclé par la police. Les démineurs inspectent le bus. @a2prlpic.twitter.com/iaxHPMkbVk— Boris Kharlamoff (@BorisKharlamoff) May 30, 2017
The French edition of The Huffington Post cited police as saying that two youths were arrested.
Images posted on social media showed two people lying face down on the ground, surrounded by several armed officers.
After the detentions were made, the bus was examined for explosives, with traffic in the area resuming shortly afterward, reports say.