Six French airports evacuated after ‘threats of attack’

PARIS: Six airports throughout France had been evacuated on Wednesday after emailed “threats of assault”, a police supply informed AFP.
The evacuations at Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Nice, Toulouse and Beauvais airport close to Paris would enable authorities to “clear up any doubts” that the threats may be actual, the supply mentioned.
The incidents adopted different bomb threats in France since Hamas’s October 7 assault on Israel and Friday’s deadly stabbing of a trainer in northern metropolis Arras by a person claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group.
A spokesman for France’s DGAC aviation authority confirmed evacuations over bomb warnings solely at Lille, Lyon, Toulouse and Beauvais, and was unable to offer additional particulars instantly.
The DGAC’s on-line dashboard confirmed vital delays at Lille, Lyon and Toulouse.
A publish on Good airport’s X (previously Twitter) account mentioned that “following an deserted baggage merchandise… a safety perimeter was set as much as enable the same old checks”.
“The scenario has now returned to regular,” it added.
Airport authorities at Lyon’s Bron airport additionally mentioned that the all-clear had been given.
In Lille, an airport spokeswoman mentioned three flights had been diverted, whereas a publish on its X account mentioned safety forces had been on the scene.
There was confusion from passengers on social media, with some apparently at midnight about why they had been being ushered out of airports.

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