Mont-Saint-Michel, a major tourist site in Normandy, France, has been evacuated following reports of a man threatening to “kill cops.”
Mayor Yann Galton told France 3 Normandie that police are searching for a man who shouted, “I will kill the cops.”
Police were sent to the popular tourist attraction after receiving several reports of the threat, and the island was evacuated. A helicopter was deployed as police search homes and businesses for the man, France 3 reports.
“An individual has returned to the Mont-Saint-Michel, he has made a fairly precise threat to the security forces in front of a cafe, he has been seen on the ramparts of the city,” Jean-Marc Sabathé, Prefect of La Manche told FranceInfo.
A tour guide contacted the authorities at about 7:45am after he heard the man say he wanted to attack police while on the shuttle bus to Mont-Saint-Michel, BFMTV reports. The man was located and monitored through video surveillance until police lost sight of him.