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Campsite evacuated after bomb threat

France 3/Scoop, Aug 9

A campsite in Argelès-sur-Mer, Pyrénées-Orientales, received a bomb threat by phone on Wednesday afternoon.

The Taxo les pins campsite received a phone call at 3pm from an individual who said that he had placed a bomb on the camp site and that he would blow it up within three hours.

Faced with these threats, the gendarmerie made the decision to evacuate approximately 2,000 campers from the campsite. All tents, buildings and camping cars were inspected by 70 officers and a sniffer dog. During the operation, the tourists were taken to the gymnasium and some classrooms in a nearby high school.

The police didn’t find anything, and everyone was finally able to return to their camp after 6pm.

An investigation was opened by the public prosecutor of Perpignan. According to the first information provided by France Bleu, the threatening phone call was made from Seine-Maritime.

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