Wednesday 7 December 2016

Police carry out controlled explosion on 'suspicious' package outside the French team hotel

Jack de Menezes

Published 10/07/2016 | 16:55

Police officers stand guard at the entrance of the A6 highway 50 kilometers south of Paris on July 8, 2016. / AFP / DOMINIQUE FAGET (Photo credit should read DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
Police officers stand guard at the entrance of the A6 highway 50 kilometers south of Paris on July 8, 2016. / AFP / DOMINIQUE FAGET (Photo credit should read DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

A controlled explosion has been carried out by police in Paris outside the hotel where the France national team are staying after a suspicious package was found, hours before the Euro 2016 final.

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The area outside the Equipede Hotel, where the France national team are staying ahead of tonight’s Stafe de France final, was evacuated by police when a suspicious package was found, less than four hours before the Euro 2016 final between France and Portugal.

Police secured the area before a bomb squad carried out a controlled explosion on the suspicious package.

France face Portugal in the final of the European Championship this evening with kick-off at 9pm local time.

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