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03 Dec 2019 | 07:33 AM UTC

France: Large area in Lille city center evacuated due to suspicious vehicle December 3

Suspicious vehicle prompts evacuation of a large area in Lille city center on December 3; avoid the area

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transportation
FRA

Event

Police have evacuated a large area near rue de l'Hopital-Militaire located in Lille's city center on Tuesday, December 3, in the early aftenoon (local time) due to a suspicious vehicle. Reports indicate that the vehicle appeared to have gas containers inside, triggering a police presence and investigation at. The security perimeter was lifted at 14:00 (local time). A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are to be expected as an investigation is carried out.

Advice

Individuals in Lille are advised to avoid the affected area, monitor the situation, allow ample travel time, and obey instructions issued by local authorities.