Saturday, May 21

Paris. Suspicious vials labeled ‘virus’ cause subway station to be evacuated

The Paris metro station Faidherbe-Chaligny on line 8 was closed to the public on Sunday evening in an emergency following the discovery of a box containing vials bearing a label indicating “virus” informe TF1/LCI.

Around 7:20 p.m., a man presented himself to the RATP agents, giving them this package “which he said he had found in the corridors of the metro”.

RATP agents then opened the box and discovered “a dozen vials” indicating “dangerous virus” and containing an unidentified liquid.

Revealing anti-Covid tests

The station was immediately evacuated and closed.

The central laboratory of the judicial police was dispatched to the scene to analyze the contents of the vials.

According to the first elements, the test tubes contained anti-Covid test indicators.

It is not known at this time why these vials were abandoned in the corridors of the metro.

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