Paris shopping centre evacuated and train station shutdown as police search for suspected armed man

A SHOPPING centre in Paris has been evacuated and a train station closed amid reports of a man armed with a weapon.

The man was reportedly spotted this morning near the Westfield Les 4 Temps centre in the west of the city.

Police have evacuated the centre and also closed the nearby La Defense metro station while a search of the area is conducted.

Writing on twitter, one witness said: "Everything is cordoned off and there are anti-terrorist police cars on the esplanade.

"We are safe. We are just waiting inside the station."

One man stuck inside the station told Mirror Online: "Apparently there is an armed guy at La Defense."

He added that "a lot of police" were in the area.

La Defense is Paris's major business district and is located around two miles west of the city centre.

The area around La Grande Arche de la Defense, a large square monument in the centre of the district, has also been closed.

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