BREAKING: Paris Gare du Nord Station Evacuated – Explosion

Thousands of people have been forced to abandon the Gare du Nord station in central Paris.parisPolice found what eyewitnesses described as an unattended piece of luggage.

A video posted on Twitter showed a tightly-packed crowd being held back by train station attendants in the atrium of the station, one of the busiest in the French capital, while an explosion rang out in the background.

The bomb squad then carried out a safe controlled detonation of the object.