Gare du Nord station in Paris evacuated over suspicious baggage (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Gare du Nord station in central Paris, France has been evacuated due to a potential bomb threat and train travel from the hub has been suspended. Police are investigating what is believed to be unattended luggage.

Hundreds of people were forced to stand outside the station on Wednesday after police ordered its evacuation.

Transport Express Regional (TER) tweeted that transport from the station has been interrupted, while the company running the Paris Metro specified that trains were not running in either direction between Paris Gare de Lyon and Paris Nord.

The Paris metro group said that traffic was expected to resume at 5pm local time (3pm GMT) and confirmed the incident was related to an item of unattended luggage.

The station, one of Paris’s largest, also receives the Eurostar train from London and serves Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Photos and footage from outside the station show large crowds of people waiting on the streets of Paris’s 10th arrondissement for the all-clear. Some on Twitter confirmed that the bomb squad had arrived at the station.


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