November 7, 2018 / 9:28 AM / 10 months ago

Madrid's Atocha train station evacuated on police order - Renfe

MADRID (Reuters) - Madrid’s Atocha train station was evacuated on Wednesday on a police order, Spanish train company Renfe said.

It gave no reason for the evacuation but it followed a security alert at Barcelona’s main station when a possible explosive device was found in a suitcase.

Police declined to give a reason and the Interior Ministry also could not say why Atocha, the Spanish capital’s main station, was being evacuated.

Reporting by Robert Hetz; Writing by Paul Day, Editing by Angus MacSwan

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