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25 Dec 2019 | 03:49 PM UTC

France: Reports of shots fired in Besançon December 25

Reports of shots fired in the Planoise district of Besançon December 25; avoid the area

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Event

Shots were reportedly fired rue de Fribourg, located in the Planoise district of Besançon in the evening (local time) on Wednesday, December 25. According to local sources, at least 30 shots were heard and three people were injured. The police is on the scene to investigate the situation and the area has been put on lockdown until further notice. Roads have been closed in the surrounding area . A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Besançon are advised to avoid the area, monitor developments, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.