Six regional airports across France were evacuated on Wednesday after emailed “threats of attack,” according to The Telegraph, citing police sources.
The Lille, Lyon-Bron, Nice, Nantes, Toulouse, and Beauvais airports were all evacuated, causing travel disruptions.
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“State security teams are on site,” a statement from Lille airport said.
Meanwhile, authorities at Lyon-Bron airport have already declared the bomb threat was a false alarm.
This comes after the Palace of Versailles was evacuated for a bomb threat on Tuesday. France remains on the highest alert after a suspected Islamist terrorist killed a teacher last Friday.
Also, the missile blast Tuesday at a hospital in Gaza, killing and injuring hundreds of Palestinians, has sparked anger across the Arab world (read: here).
In response to the bomb threats, shares of Air France-KLM dropped as much as 6%, while Paris airport operator ADP fell 4.4%.
Police said the threats did not affect Paris- Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports.