France boosts security after Brussels attacks; Hollande holds emergency meeting

(From The Local)

France will deploy hundreds of extra police officers and bar transport hubs from members of the public without tickets or identification after a series of terror attacks struck the Belgian capital.

France has deployed 1,600 extra police officers to transport hubs and restricted access to train stations and airports

After the Brussels attacks, France has deployed 1,600 extra police officers to transport hubs and restricted access to train stations and airports

France moved to boost security in the light of the terror attacks in Brussels, immediately tightening border controls and deploying 1,600 extra police officers to transport hubs and restricting access to public areas of train stations and airports.

That includes 400 extra police and gendarmes in the Ile-de-France region around Paris. Most of those will help provide extra security at airports, rail stations and on the Metro.

These measures were on top of the thousands of extra police, soldiers and security guards deployed in the aftermath of the 2015 attacks.

French President François Hollande held an emergency meeting with Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday morning.

Speaking after the meeting, Interior Minister Cazeneuve said that various measures will be taken to boost security at transport hubs in the country, but denied initial reports that the border between France and Belgium had been closed altogether. Read More



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