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France: Shopping centre evacuated in La Defense amid reports of armed individual01:05

France: Shopping centre evacuated in La Defense amid reports of armed individual

France, Paris
June 30, 2020 at 10:41 GMT -00:00 · Published

A shopping centre was evacuated at the La Defense business quarter in Puteaux, a commune to the west of Paris, on Tuesday over reports of an armed individual in the area.

According to reports citing police, officers were on the lookout for "an armed individual" after a report from a civilian.

Shoppers were seen with their arms raised as they were evacuated from the shopping centre, which holds around 230 shops and is one of the busiest retail centres in France.

Public transport services to the area have since been suspended and the are has been cordoned off as an investigation is underway. People inside local schools and offices were instructed to stay where they were.

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A shopping centre was evacuated at the La Defense business quarter in Puteaux, a commune to the west of Paris, on Tuesday over reports of an armed individual in the area.

According to reports citing police, officers were on the lookout for "an armed individual" after a report from a civilian.

Shoppers were seen with their arms raised as they were evacuated from the shopping centre, which holds around 230 shops and is one of the busiest retail centres in France.

Public transport services to the area have since been suspended and the are has been cordoned off as an investigation is underway. People inside local schools and offices were instructed to stay where they were.

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