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Lille on lockdown & # 39; after car filled with gas bottles and suitcase spotted near military hospital & # 39;

Lille is closed after a car full of gas bottles and a suitcase is seen near the military hospital of the French city

  • Black Lemon Picasso with broken windows found parked near a military hospital
  • Large area in the center of Lille closed by the police after three buses were found in the car
  • Nearby apartments evacuated and residents on the ground floor brought to safety

Lille is on Lockdown today after allegedly a car with three gas cylinders was found near a military hospital in the French city.

A vehicle with three gas cylinders and a suitcase was reported to the emergency services around 11:30 this afternoon, according to local media.

The black Citroen Picasso with broken windows was found parked near a military hospital, French newspaper La Voix du Nord reports.

A large area between Morrison Square, Bethune Road and Place de la Republique has been dropped off by the police for fear that the buses may explode.

Police said the suspicious vehicle seemed to have a bag and a gas bottle outside a bar called L & Idiot (The Idiot), which is near the hospital.

Allegedly there are bomb drains present, while residents have been advised to avoid the area.

The place where the car was found on Rue de l & # 39; Hôpital-Militaire is just a few hundred meters from Place Rihour where a Christmas market is held from Monday to Sunday.

Nearby apartments have been evacuated and residents on the ground floor have been brought to safety, reports in the local media.

A large area around the Rue de l & # 39; Hôpital-Militaire in the center of Lille was also evacuated.

According to students, the ECG business school had to leave the building Grand Lille TV.

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