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Paris ‘gunman’: La Defence shopping centre evacuated by armed police

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Armed police have evacuated a major shopped centre and train station in Paris following reports an armed man was seen near the busy centre.

Police were called to Les Quatre Temps shopping centre and La Defense train station in Paris at around 10am on Tuesday.

Footage on social media shows shoppers running out of the centre while police search the area.

The Paris police department said on Twitter that the shopping centre was being evacuated to “allow for checks”.

A source told the French daily morning newspaper Le Figaro: “We are looking for an armed man who would have been seen at the 4 temps shopping centre in La Defense district.”

A man who was stuck inside the train station told the Mirror Online: “We are safe. We are just waiting inside the station.”

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