Olympics 2024: Security plans stolen from train in Paris

A bag containing a computer and two USB memory sticks containing police security plans for the Paris Olympic Games was stolen from a train at the capital's Gare du Nord station, as reported by The Guardian.

The bag belonged to an engineer from Paris city hall, according to police late Tuesday, confirming a BFM television report. He had placed the bag in the luggage compartment above his seat. As his train was delayed, he decided to change trains, which is when he discovered the theft.

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The engineer claimed his computer and two USB sticks contained sensitive information, including the municipal police's plans to secure this year's summer Olympics.The regional transport police are currently conducting an investigation. When AFP contacted Paris City Hall, they were unable to respond immediately. Two thousand municipal police officers and approximately 35,000 security personnel will be deployed during the Games, from July 26 to August 11. In 2015, Islamist extremists attacked the Bataclan in Paris, killing 130 people.

During the Summer Olympics 2024 in Paris, approximately 35,000 security forces are expected to be on duty each day, while 2,000 municipal police officers will be deployed for the Games, which are scheduled to begin on July 26 and end on August 11. The Games will be held in several locations around Paris, including les Yvelines, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-et-Marne, and Seine-Saint-Denis.


(Inputs from agencies)

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