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French Police Complete Operation at Paris Train Station

The operation held by the French police officers at the Gare du Nord railway station in the country's capital ended, the press service of Paris police said Tuesday.

PARIS (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, media reported about a police operation at the railway station. Police spokesperson confirmed to the Sputnik that the operation was taking place, but had not provided a correspondent with details to shed light on the causes of the incident.

"The end of checks, the situation is returning to normal," the press service said on its Twitter account.

​A "police operation" began around 11 pm local time and continued until around 1:30 am when operations began winding down. Poli​ce ordered people on the scene to run from the area, according to social media reports.

One witness told AP that upon exiting his train, "there were police immediately, and a chap with his hand on his gun… As we were walking down the platform, one [police officer] said, 'Rapide, rapide. Out, out.'" A police spokeswoman declined to comment on whether anyone was injured or arrested.

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