Mont-Saint-Michel evacuated in security scare


The Mont-Saint-Michel, the small tidal island home of a monastery and abbey off the Normandy coast and one of the most popular tourist sites in France, was briefly evacuated on Sunday after a man made threats to attack police there before apparently escaping a vast manhunt involving helicopters and police reinforcements.

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French authorities ordered tourists and others to leave the Mont Saint-Michel abbey and monument in western France on Sunday after a visitor apparently threatened to attack security services, reports CBC News.