November 7, 2018 / 10:56 AM / 8 days ago

French police secure hospital in northern France after threat

PARIS, Nov 7 (Reuters) - 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.

Reporting by Emmanuel Jarry; Editing by Luke Baker

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