Six airports across France evacuated following ‘bomb threats’ as Europe on high terror alert

Six airports across France evacuated following ‘bomb threats’ as Europe on high terror alert

AIRPORTS across France have been forced to evacuate after receiving bomb threats as Europe remains on high terror alert.

The airports of Lille, Lyon, Nice, Nantes, Paris Beauvais Tillé and Toulouse have been forced to close after they all received bomb warnings this morning.

Airports across France were forced to evacuate

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A security services source said airports in Lille, Nice, Lyon and Toulouse received phoned threats “at around 10am on Wednesday and acted upon”. 

Travellers were told to evacuate terminals, while bomb disposal experts supported by sniffer dogs looked for explosives. 

The French Civil Aviation Authority says no planes are taking off from airports in Toulouse, Lille, and Lyon.

Staff at the Lille airport in northern France said passengers are being evacuated due to a bomb scare.

The airport said: “State security teams are on site.”

An evacuation at Paris Beauvais Airport is underway after a bomb threat emailed to airport staff.

By midday, there were no reports of any explosions, suggesting that all the warnings were a hoax. 

It follows a series of almost daily similar warnings including one at the Palace of Versailles on Tuesday.

Hundreds of visitors were led out of the historic tourist site in France as a specialist police explosives unit was dispatched. 

By late afternoon the palace, which has about 15,000 visitors a day, was reopened and a security cordon lifted.

The same thing happened on Saturday when the palace was again cleared and closed after receiving a message suggesting there was a security risk. 

The Louvre Museum, which has 30,000 visitors daily, was also evacuated after receiving a threatening message last Saturday.

France remains on its highest state of alert after a teacher was stabbed to death by a knifeman who shouted “Allahu Akbar”.

Dominique Bernard, 57, was brutally killed by the fanatic after former Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal called for a “Day of Jihad” following the ongoing bloodshed in Israel.

Mogouchkov, who also severely wounded two other members of staff remains in custody.

It comes as thousands of England rugby fans are due in Paris at the weekend for their side’s World Cup semi-final against South Africa.

Emergency security measures introduced to keep such visitors safe include 7000 soldiers being placed on the street. 

French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said the Israel-Hamas War in the Middle East was increasing tensions across the world, including in France.

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