Police operation ends in Paris shopping centre

Officers are checking on a report of an armed person, but have not released further details

By Our Foreign Staff | www.telegraph.co.uk |

There were reports on a man with a gun in Les Quatre Temps shopping centre in Paris Credit: NA/NA

A French police operation in the business district of La Defense in western Paris has ended, with concerns about a possible armed man in the area proving unfounded, police said.

“Operation over, doubts lifted,” a police source told Reuters.

Earlier in the day the police said on Twitter that Les Quatre Temps shopping centre in La Defense was being evacuated to allow for checks. Trains were no longer stopping at La Defense subway station, the message said.

“Investigations of the area are ending. At this stage no suspicious individual has been spotted,” the police department said in a tweet signalling the end of the operation.

Paris police have evacuated a Westfield shopping centre in La Défense business district after a reported sighting of a man with a gun, possibly an assault rifle. Several Metro/RER stations have also been evacuated and office blocks sealed off. Police are searching the area.

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