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French Transport Police Allowed to Search Passengers After St. Petersburg Blast

© AP Photo / BintaFrench transport police. (File)
French transport police. (File) - Sputnik International
The French transport police were given a one-day authorization on Wednesday to search passengers and their baggage if needed, after an explosion in St. Petersburg subway, French media reported.

A woman lays flowers in memory of victims of a blast in St.Petersburg metro, at Tekhnologicheskiy institut metro station in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 4, 2017 - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the RTL broadcaster, Paris Police Commissioner Michel Cadot signed a decree allowing the transport police to search passengers from 7 a.m. (05:00 GMT) until 10 p.m. local time on Wednesday, with a possibility of a day-by-day prolongation.

The broadcaster reported that, according to the police, this measure would help reassure the passengers amid the fears raised by the attack in St. Petersburg.

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