Train station in Nimes, France evacuated as police search for armed man

Train station in Nimes, France evacuated as police search for armed man

The train station in the French city of Nimes was evacuated late Saturday due to the presence of up to three armed people in the building, local media reported.

Police ordered commuters to rapidly leave the train station at around 21:15 local time, the Midi Libre newspaper reported.

The building currently remains cordoned off by security personnel, the paper added.

The evacuation started after police received information that two or three armed persons were in the building. Initial reports suggested that the men opened fire after they got off a train.

French authorities have now denied the unverified reports of the shooting.

The Prefect du Gard said on Twitter that it “confirms the absence of shooting in Nimes station.”

Local authorities advised passengers to avoid the train station until further notice.

A man has been arrested with no shots fired.

Midi Libre added, that according to its sources, the man’s weapon was possibly fake.

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