The Gare du Nord train station in central Paris has reopened after a security threat led to an evacuation at approximately 11pm last night.
Le Parisien newspaper reports that the operation, in the 10th arrondissement, focused on a high speed train that had arrived in the station from Valenciennes in northern France.
The 200 people on board were confined to their trains from around 10:50pm as armed police searched the station.
According to local reports, the operation was part of a manhunt for three “dangerous” terror suspects, who remain at large.
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The Paris police confirmed that the evacuation and search was to “dispel any doubt” about a threat.
Gare du Nord is the main stop in Paris for Eurostar trains from London as well as Thalys high-speed trains to and from Brussels and Amsterdam and local urban transport lines.
With around 214 million passengers travelling through per year, it is the busiest railway station in Europe.