Soldiers patrol Eiffel after threat last week
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Paris train station evacuated after bomb alert

Authorities clear bustling Saint-Lazare station after anonymous threat called in, no explosives found

Police and France's railway operator say authorities briefly evacuated a train station in a bustling area near Paris' historic Opera house following a bomb alert.


Police say bomb squads and lab technicians turned up no explosives in a search at the Saint-Lazare station after an anonymous caller phoned in the bomb threat to police.


French authorities say France is facing an elevated terror threat. They suspect al-Qaeda's North African affiliate of plotting a bomb attack on a crowded target.


A bomb alert led police to evacuate the Eiffel Tower on Sept. 14, though no explosives were found.


The French Senate voted earlier this month to ban burqa-style Islamic veils in France, a subject that has prompted warnings by al-Qaeda's north Africa wing.


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