French police have reportedly deployed its elite unit to the Interior Ministry's training centre in Lognes to look for a person who entered the facility carrying a weapon.
According to Le Parisien, the operation was launched on Monday at around 8:30, when security officers at the entrance of the training centre recognised the silhouette of a weapon on an X-ray image. The police are currently combing the entire building.
An image of the wanted man was captured by video surveillance. People were evacuated to the back of the main building after verification of their identity and personal effects.
Reuters reported that the suspect was detained and after he was searched the police found that his bag did not contain a weapon. However, there has been no confirmation of this information so far.
The incident comes less than two weeks after a 45-year-old computer expert stabbed three police officers and an administrative worker to death at the Paris police headquarters using a ceramic knife.