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Paris – Panic in the Paris business district of La Défense was caused by the suicide of a man who jumped from the upper floors of a shopping center today. This was reported by the Reuters agency with reference to a police spokesman. In connection with the incident, she previously called for people to avoid the place.
The police spokesman described as false reports published on social networks, according to which shots were fired in the shopping center. French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin previously reported on the police intervention in the La Défense district. The Paris transport company has announced that it will temporarily suspend operations on one of the metro lines.
According to the station BFMTV, the incident took place in the shopping center Quatre Temps. Sources said that a man committed suicide here by falling from the upper floors. The blow on impact then caused panic in the crowd. AFP sources also confirmed suicide as the origin of the incident.