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Paris: alert for threat to Paris Plage beach festival

Paris on alert over ‘specific threat to beach festival’

Paris police and intelligence officials have held an emergency meeting over a specific threat to attack the beach festival, reports in France say, as police in the capital are also searching for an Afghan asylum seeker.


According to Le Point news site authorities called the emergency meeting on Wednesday night because they had got wind of a specific threat to stage an attack on Paris Plage beach festival that is taking place in the city.


Le Point did not reveal any details of the threat but said all the major actors involved in the fight against terrorism were present at Wednesday’s meeting.


At the meeting it was decided that the usual river police boat would be boosted by presence of specialist SWAT teams from the BRI brigade, who are called on when a terror attack or siege is underway.

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