French financial prosecutor's office briefly evacuated


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French gendarmes with a detection dog and police stand in front of the French financial prosecutor's offices following a bomb alert in central Paris, France, March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

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PARIS (Reuters) - The French financial prosecutor's offices in central Paris were briefly evacuated on Monday due to a bomb alert.

The alert prompted by an anonymous telephone call was lifted after a police search of the premises that took about 90 minutes.

The financial prosecutor's office has been at the centre of a number of high-profile cases in recent weeks, including investigations into allegations of financial wrongdoing by leading presidential candidates Marine Le Pen and Francois Fillon.

(Reporting by Gerard Bon, Writing by Brian Love; Editing by John Irish)

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