Police slowly reopen Paris train station after security alert

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WATCH ABOVE: Armed police responded to an alert at Gare du Nord train station in central Paris late on May 8, forcing people inside the station to evacuate and leaving travelers stuck on trains near the station, according to reports – May 8, 2017

Police gradually began reopening Paris Gare du Nord train station on Monday night after earlier evacuating the platforms and cordoning off the area because of a security alert, local police authorities said.

A Reuters witness at the scene said there were at least 10 police vans outside the station in central Paris.

“End of verifications. Gradual return to normal,” Paris police said in a tweet.

Authorities gave no other details about the nature of the operation.

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