20:25 GMT17 January 2021
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    An evacuation is underway in Mont-Saint-Michele, an island commune in Normandy, France, after an unidentified man threatened to attack policemen.

    Dozens of police officers were deployed to Mont-Saint-Michel, one of the most popular destinations among tourists in France, after a man threatened to 'kill cops,' local media reports. Due to the incident,  everyone on the island was instructed to evacuate.

    ​According to eyewitnesses, a helicopter flew over the scene.

    The mayor of the Mont-Saint-Michele Yann Galton confirmed to France 3 Normandie that gendarmes are currently seeking for a suspect man who shouted 'I will kill the cops.'

    "We were at the hotel and were asked to evacuate Mont-Saint-Michel," one of the tourists told France Info. "I could see that the shops were closed and everyone was evacuated."

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