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22 Oct 2020 | 02:43 PM UTC

France: Part-Dieu railway station in Lyon evacuated due to police operation October 22

France News Alert

Part-Dieu railway station in Lyon evacuated due to alleged bomb threat; suspect detained; avoid the area and anticipate disruption

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/22/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/22/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Lyon

Event

Reports state that the Part-Dieu railway station has been evacuated due to an ongoing police operation on Thursday, October 22. The incident reportedly involved a bomb threat made by a woman who was threatening to blow herself up. The suspect has since been detained by police. The station has been evacuated and a bomb squad dispatched to the area to investigate the suspicious package belonging to the suspect.

Residual disruptions to transport should be anticipated both in and around Part-Dieu station, as well as a heightened security presence.  

Advice

Those in Lyon should avoid Part-Dieu station while the operation is ongoing, anticipate residual disruption to transport, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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