French airports Lille, Lyon and Toulouse and Nice have been totally or partially evacuated this morning after receiving a bomb warning, according to police sources.
The bomb disposal teams have gone to these airports to intervene and carry out the appropriate checks, as established by the protocol as soon as an alert of this type is received.
Other information adds that talso the airports of Beauvais and Nantes They have received threats. Most of the threats would have been received by email.
Traffic restored at Lyon airport
Lyon airport has reported on its X account (former Twitter) that traffic has been restored and is operating normally.
He Nice airport has indicated that a security perimeter has been established in terminal 1 by a suitcase abandoned while “the usual verification operations” were carried out but then “the situation returned to normal.”
On that same social networkLille airport indicated shortly after 11:00 local time (9:00 GMT) that it was proceeding to evacuate its facilities due to “a bomb alert.”
For its part, Toulouse airport has reported that the facilities are suffering from a bomb threat that affects the flight schedule and terminal services. It also asks travelers to consult all the information and recommendations on this link.
Maximum alert level
France activated the maximum alert level last Friday after the attack on a school, where A teacher was murdered and two people were seriously injured at a secondary school in Arrasin the north of the country.
Today’s threat is added to those already received at the Palace of Versailles, the Louvre museum and multiple educational centers, so far all have been false alarms.
The French Government 10,000 police and gendarmes have been mobilized after having raised the anti-terrorist alert to the level of urgency for attacks, which has also meant that law enforcement forces receive the support of 7,000 soldiers from the Sentinel mission.
A context of international tension due to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict
All of these threats occur in the midst of Israel’s war against Hamas after the attack that the terrorist organization carried out against Israeli civilians in the border towns of Gaza on October 7 and which has been responded to by the Jewish country with bombings on the Gaza Strip. with the aim of “ending” the terrorists and rescuing the nearly 200 Israeli hostages they have in their possession.