Paris Nord train station evacuated, man arrested after knife threats – reports (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Paris Nord train station evacuated, man arrested after knife threats – reports (PHOTO, VIDEO)
Paris Nord train station evacuated, man arrested after knife threats – reports (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Published time: 22 Apr, 2017 14:42Edited time: 22 Apr, 2017 14:43

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Passengers at one of the largest train stations in the French capital, Gare du Nord, were evacuated after a man threatened police with a knife. He has now been arrested.

People at the station have been kept at one of the platforms, while the rest of it has been cordoned off by police on Saturday afternoon, according to reports on social media.

The suspect threatened police with a knife and caused panic at the station, Reuters reported citing an SNCF railway company spokesperson.

The man was reportedly ordered to the ground and surrendered to the authorities.

Some people left their luggage behind as they panicked, and officers with dogs have been called to the scene to check the abandoned bags, according to reports on Twitter.

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