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21 Aug 2018 | 03:34 PM UTC

France: Police operation in Paris near Gare de l’Est August 21

France News Alert

Police operation involving gunman ongoing in Paris near Gare de l’Est train station; avoid area until further notice

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/21/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/21/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Passage Brady

Event

A police operation has been ongoing since around 16:30 (local time) on Tuesday, August 21, near Paris’s Gare de l’Est station. A gunman has reportedly taken refuge in an apartment building on Passage Brady. A security permitted has been established, shops and restaurants evacuated in the vicinity, and traffic blocked on the nearby Strasbourg Boulevard. Shots have reportedly been fired.

Advice

Individuals in Paris are advised to avoid the area until the situation stabilizes.

 

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