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Bomb threat forces 30,000 to evacuate Lourdes

By the CNN Wire Staff
Pilgrims are evacuated from Lourdes, France, after a bomb scare during the Assumption festivities on Sunday.
Pilgrims are evacuated from Lourdes, France, after a bomb scare during the Assumption festivities on Sunday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • About 30,000 evacuate the Lourdes shrine after a bomb threat
  • The shrine reopened after a search by police
  • No word from police on the credibility of the threat
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(CNN) -- Tens of thousands of Roman Catholic worshippers were evacuated from Lourdes in southwest France after a bomb threat, officials with the Notre Dame de Lourdes confirmed Sunday.

The shrine reopened Sunday evening after 30,000 people calmly evacuated the site, according to Benjamin Foussier, as spokesman for the shrine at Lourdes. A bomb squad searched the area, but Foussier was not able to comment on whether it found anything.

Police didn't immediately confirm the credibility of the threat.