TRAIN STATION IN PARIS REOPENS AFTER SECURITY ALERT

Paris, – The Gare du Nord train station in the French capital Paris reopened Tuesday morning after it was evacuated for more than two hours following a security alert.

Platforms were evacuated and the area cordoned off by heavily armed police late on Monday evening.

No details have been given about the operation in one of Europe’s busiest transport hubs. But local media report that police were looking for three suspects.

Le Parisien newspaper said the operation focused on a train from Valenciennes, in northern France.

Police were looking for three men described as “dangerous” to French security forces by a foreign country, the newspaper said.

They had been spotted in Bordeaux and Marseille, as well as in Paris. Police had launched operations in each city, but had not managed to capture them, the report added.

France has been on a high state of alert since the November 2015 attacks by so-called Islamic State that killed 130 people. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency