Bomb scare triggers evacuation at Paris’ Gare Du Nord railway station (PHOTOS)
Scores of commuters were ordered to leave the station due to the suspicious unattended bag, following several false alarms earlier on Friday, the railway company SNCF said. Police provided few details, but have since given the all-clear.
Unverified photos of the device, resembling a mortar shell, circulated on social media, with some suggesting the object is a non-explosive dummy round used by the military for training.
#GareDuNord - Les munitions et les armes d’entraînement (= inoffensives) sont colorées en bleu uniquement au sein de l’OTAN. S’il agit bien d’un modèle M721 de la société US Cartridge, ce qui est ma principale hypothèse, cet obus est donc originellement dédié à l’entraînement. pic.twitter.com/R0BlR21Ruj— INTEL 𝐆𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐳𝐥𝐲 (@Grizzly_Intel) November 29, 2019
The evacuees were forced to wait outside the train station for some 40 minutes, the SNCF said, adding that other lines in the city had not been affected.
The incident comes on the heels of a series of stabbing attacks across Europe, sparking fears of terrorism. Two people were killed and three wounded in London, while three were wounded in The Hague.Also on rt.com London Bridge attacker’s prior ‘terrorist’ conviction revealed as BoJo calls for ‘appropriate sentences’
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