French police put Lille in LOCKDOWN after discovery of GAS cylinders in car

French police put Lille in LOCKDOWN after discovery of GAS cylinders in car A car carrying three gas cylinders found parked near a military hospital in the French city of Lille prompted a security lockdown of the area on Tuesday. Police have since lifted the alert.

The vehicle was parked near a bar on l‘Hôpital-Militaire Street and a large area surrounding the street was cordoned off by the police as a precaution while checking the car and its contents.

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According to the newspaper La Voix du Nord, two small canisters and one larger one were taken out of the black Citroën Picasso car as part of the security check. 

Local police later tweeted that their security operation in Lille had ended, about three hours after the emergency was declared.

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