What happened in La Défense business area this Tuesday June 30, 2020? The neighborhood has been closed off and there was a police intervention in progress after a gunman has been reported in the area. The man has been seen by the Les Quatre Temps shopping mall.
“We are looking for a gunman seen in the Les 4 Temps shopping mall in the La Défense neighborhood” a police source told our peers from Le Figaro.
Quickly, the Préfecture de Police called for prudence and recommend people in the area not to move and follow authorities’ instructions.
After several checkings on site, the Préfecture de Police said the intervention was done, adding no suspect has been spotted on site.
#LaDefense | La prospection des lieux se termine. Le dispositif va être levé. A ce stade aucun individu suspect n'a été repéré par les forces de l'ordre sur place venant corroborer le signalement fait à Police Secours 17. pic.twitter.com/ht8Rgcd63c
— Préfecture de Police (@prefpolice) June 30, 2020
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Tweet reads: "La Défense | The prospection of the place is ending. The restrictions will be lifted. As of now, no suspect has been spotted by the forces of order on site confirming report made to Police Secours 17".
By the way, on “safety grounds”, several metro and RER stations had closed such as La Défense on RER A. Traffic was also stopped between Porte Maillot and La Défense Grande Arche stations. Following the lifting of restrictions traffic resumed.
✅ La gare de La Défense est rouverte (intervention des forces de l'ordre) #RERA— RER A (@RER_A) June 30, 2020
Tweets read: “[Safety measure] 10:29 a.m. On safety grounds, the La Défense Grande Arche station is closed to the public on RER A line, connections are closed.
La Défense station has reopened (intervention of the forces of order) #RERA”.