A police operation is underway at the Part-Dieu railway station in Lyon, France, local police said on Thursday, adding that one person had been arrested and that the station had been evacuated.
Police said a bomb disposal team was present on the premises, with checks being made and a security cordon in place.
Lyon local newspaper Le Progres reported on its website that a woman carrying several bags had threatened to blow herself up.
🇵💣 BOMB ALERT AT LYON TRAIN STATION— Alessandra Meloni🇮🇹🇮🇱🇺🇸🇯🇵🇨🇦🇬🇧 (@AlessandraMQ) October 22, 2020
👮🏻♂️ Police forces and military patrols were deployed at the train station for a bomb alert.
🛤️ The train station of Lyon (3td largest city) was totally evacuated. pic.twitter.com/nVlFTFJD0G
The Rhone area prefecture was not immediately available for comment.