first_img Jun 8th 2017, 9:07 AM By AFP Share6 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Thursday 8 Jun 2017, 9:07 AM Actor mistaken for terrorist after rehearsing lines on train in France He was questioned by police after a guard overheard him say ‘weapon’ and ‘gun’. 35 Comments center_img Short URL A police officer stands near the entrance of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Tuesday AN ACTOR WHO was rehearsing in the toilet of a French train was quizzed by police as a possible terrorist threat after a guard overheard the words “weapon” and “gun”, transport authorities have said.The 35-year-old had shut himself away in a toilet to rehearse his lines for an English-language stage role. However, a passing train guard who overheard his soliloquy raised the alarm – telling his bosses there was someone talking about weaponry.The high-speed train, en route to Paris from Marseille, made an unscheduled stop in the city of Valence where security forces took the man for questioning at a police station.He was later released without charge.State of emergency France is still under a state of emergency imposed after the November 2015 attacks in Paris, when jihadists killed 130 people in a night of carnage at venues across the city.On Tuesday, police shot and injured a man who attacked an officer outside Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral.“Taking into account the current context of terrorism and the national threat level, the train guard did not take any risks and for the avoidance of doubt had the man questioned,” a spokesman for national train company SNCF told AFP.- © AFP 2017Read: Cosby admitted he was a ‘sick man’, accuser’s mother tells trialRead: Three men arrested in London on suspicion of terrorism offences not connected to bridge attack Image: Apaydin Alain/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images 22,436 Views A police officer stands near the entrance of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Tuesday Image: Apaydin Alain/ABACA/ABACA/PA Imageslast_img

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