A police operation is underway Tuesday morning in the business district of la Defense, west of Paris. The area was cordoned off after a call to the police reporting a gunman on the spot. According to the prefecture of police of Paris, " a man has called on the 17th to report having spotted an armed individual in the vicinity of the shopping mall 4 Times in the Defence." "Checks are underway," said the prefecture, as reported by the Agence France-Presse. Police were carrying out checks on the entire floor of the Defence.
The RATP has indicated that several stations of the RER and metro were closed at the request of the police. On line 1, the traffic is interrupted between the stations La Défense-Grande Arche and Porte Maillot. The station La Défense-Grande Arche is also closed to the RER A.
implemented in four communes of the Hauts-de-Seine region of paris, the skyscrapers of la Défense is the first business district in Europe in terms of office real estate. At the gates of Paris, the district has 200 000 employees.Updated Date: 30 June 2020, 06:33