One of the busiest train stations in Europe was placed on lockdown as heavily armed cops reportedly hunted for ‘three dangerous men’. French authorities confirmed a police operation was underway at Gare du Nord – the station at which Eurostar trains arrive in Paris from London. The Paris police headquarters said the operation was to “dispel any doubt” about a threat, but would not give more details. However reports in Le Parisien claimed cops were hunting for “three

dangerous men”. Officers are said to have emptied a train of more than 200 people that was arriving from the northern town of Valenciennes as they searched for the trio, whose profiles were apparently flagged to French security chiefs by a “partner country” on Friday.  Since then, there have been three reported sightings in Paris, Marseille and Bordeaux. The latest sighting was made by a conductor and a ticket vendor, the paper claimed, and sparked the huge police presence. READ MORE