One Arrested After Woman Threatens To Blow Up Lyon Railway Station: French Police

Police said a bomb disposal team was present on the premises, with checks being made and a security cordon in place.

One Arrested After Woman Threatens To Blow Up Lyon Railway Station: French Police

Police said a bomb disposal team was present on the premises (Representational)

Paris:

A police operation is underway at the Part-Dieu railway station in Lyon, France, local police said on Thursday, adding that one person had been arrested and that the station had been evacuated.

Police said a bomb disposal team was present on the premises, with checks being made and a security cordon in place.

Lyon local newspaper Le Progres reported on its website that a woman carrying several bags had threatened to blow herself up and had shouted "Allah Akbar".

The SNCF railway company said on Twitter that traffic around Lyon was severely disrupted.

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The Rhone area prefecture was not immediately available for comment.

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