Paris’s Gare du Nord evacuated amid safety concerns

London-bound Eurostar trains were delayed in Paris due to 'World War II shell'. Photo EQRoy / Shutterstock.com

Passengers were evacuated from Paris’s Gare du Nord station after a World War II bomb was found on-board a Eurostar train heading to London.

The check-in area at the transport hub was evacuated as a precaution and the scare caused at least two trains to be delayed while authorities investigated the scene.

Those travelling from Paris to London on the 8:13am service did not get away until after 8:30am, while the 9:13am Eurostar train was delayed by 30 minutes (local times).

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It appears a passenger had brought the World War II shell on-board.

While services have resumed at Gare du Nord, passengers can expect some delays from Paris to London as a result of the scare.

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