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Paris: Place de la Republique: false bomb threat

A false alarm about a bomb at the Place de la République in Paris saw the square cordoned off and Metro lines 3, 5, 8, 9, and 11 partially suspended.

“There was an anonymous caller who said that a bomb would go off at 2pm. But even if it was a hoax, we have to take the threat seriously,” a police source told BFM TV.

A policeman told Libération newspaper that officers were investigating a suspicious package in the square. Read more: