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Bomb scare temporarily shuts down entrance to Cannes Film Festival’s Palais des Festival et Congres

After thorough investigation, both the street and the Palais entrance were reopened at 15.10 CEST.

A bomb scare on Saturday temporarily shut down the entrance to the Cannes Film Festival’s Palais des Festival et Congres.

As reported, the entrance to the Palais was temporarily closed in Cannes Saturday afternoon local time following a bomb scare around what festival staff termed a “suspicious item”.

The street outside the Palais was briefly shut down, with police officers preventing pedestrians from crossing in either direction.

A group of specialised officers was spotted inspecting a rucksack in the middle of the crosswalk.

While the press terrace that faces towards the Croisette was also closed.

According to media reports. neither the Palais nor the surrounding area was evacuated, however, the area around the Palais was restricted and no queuing was allowed directly in front of the building. 

After thorough investigation, both the street and the Palais entrance were reopened at 15.10 CEST.

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