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French police secure hospital after ‘woman threatens to detonate bomb’

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A security operation is underway in the northern French town of Dunkirk, a police source said on Wednesday, following a media report of a bomb threat at a hospital in the town.

Local newspaper La Voix du Nord reported on its website that a woman had threatened to detonate a bomb at the hospital site, and that the surrounding area had been cordoned off.

Photos posted on the newspaper's Twitter feed showed police vehicles sealing off the area.