France: Dunkirk Hospital: Bomb threat

A SECURITY operation is underway in the northern French town of Dunkirk, a police source said after a bomb threat at a hospital in the town.

Local newspaper La Voix du Nord reported a woman had threatened to detonate a bomb at the hospital site, and that the surrounding area had been cordoned off.
The woman has reportedly also taken hostages.

Police have locked down the area and one floor of the hospital has been evacuated.