French authorities have evacuated all staff and passengers from Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Nice, Toulouse and Beauvais airports near Paris. Sources said that the authorities had taken this step out of necessity to ascertain whether the threats were true or not.
Since the October 7 attack on Israel by Hamas militants, France has been receiving constant Bombay threats. Just on Friday, a teacher was brutally stabbed to death in the northern city of Arras. The act was committed by a former student who claimed to belong to the Islamic State group.
France’s aviation authority DGAC confirmed that only Lille, Lyon, Toulouse and Beauvais were evacuated following the bombings. It has not given more information about this.
DGAC’s online dashboard showed that activities at Lille, Lyon, Toulouse airports were very slow. “After the discovery of the orphaned baggage item, security was increased to conduct routine checks. The situation is now back to normal,” Nice Airport’s Twitter account said.
Lyon airport officials also said that all security issues have been resolved and operations are running smoothly as usual. The spokesperson of Lille Airport has informed that the route of three flights has been changed.
On Monday too, staff and students were evacuated from a school in the wake of a bomb threat. Later it was confirmed that it was a fake threat.