Suspect package found in Paris store

Suspect package found in Paris store
# 16 December 2008 13:38 (UTC +04:00)
Paris-APA. A suspect package was found in a large store in central Paris on Tuesday following an anonymous tip off, a police spokesman said.
French media said the warning came from a group calling itself the Revolutionary Afghan Front. French television also said five explosive devices had been defused, but the police did not immediately confirm this.
"Following a classic tip off, police evacuated Le Printemps store. A suspect package was found and is being examined," the police spokesman said, giving no further information.
Some French media said explosives had been found but did not have detonators attached.
The Printemps store is on Boulevard Haussmann in the city center, which is normally packed at this time of year with Christmas shoppers. Police closed off the streets around the store and were directing traffic away from the area.
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