Customers are evacuated from the shopping centre of Paris with the following information on an armed man
- The police called the mall Four Times in Paris around 9: 30am
- An employee of the store reported to have seen a masked man carrying a rifle or a shotgun
- Hundreds of people evacuated with their hands up while police searched for weapons
- Offices and schools were closed and the nearby metro stations closed
The police evacuated people from a shopping centre in the west of Paris after a person who worked there claimed to have seen a man carrying a gun.
Armed police officers and soldiers rushed to the centre “Les quatre Temps” at 9: 30 a.m., in search of a masked man carrying a “shoulder weapon” – that is to say, a rifle or a shotgun.
The video showed customers leaving the centre of the business district of La Defense, with uplifted hands while the officers were checking the presence of weapons.
Hundreds of people have been evacuated from a shopping centre in the west of Paris, the show of hands (to the left) while police looked for an armed man who might be in the area (to the right)
It has been requested that people working in the offices neighbors to shelter-in-place, just as students in local schools.
The metro trains will not stop at the neighbouring resorts as long as the alert is not completed, announced the police department.
The station of The Defense has also been evacuated, said the supplier of the paris metro RATP.
The whole area has been effectively cordoned during the search.
Soldiers have also been photographed in the process of mounting the guard in the business district is very animated, which was completely cordoned off while police carried out a search
“The police carry out controls in the area of Defence “, said the police service on Twitter.
“We recommend to the people of the region not to move and to follow the instructions of the authorities.”
The shopping centre has approximately 230 stores and employs hundreds of people.
Approximately 200 000 people work generally in the district in wider Defence, although their number is currently lower due to the coronavirus.
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