From 8:30 a.m., the police were deployed around the station based in Reims to protect the employees present on site.
The premises of France 3 Champagne-Ardenne were closed Tuesday morning after receiving an email threatening to attack the station based in Reims, the channel said, specifying that the email evoked a threat “to the glory of Allah”.
After receiving this email early Tuesday, the police were deployed at 8:30 a.m. to protect the building and the few people present on site, said editor-in-chief Matthieu Mercier. Other employees were invited to remain teleworking.
“The email mentioned an attack on the glory of Allah, without anything to say whether it was real or not, but in the current context, we took it seriously», Specified Delphine Lenormand, communications manager for France 3. If the station was able to reopen at midday, after verification by the authorities, the edition of the television news “ICI 12/13” was canceled. Journalist Leïla Salhi, however, spoke live in the France 3 Lorraine and franceinfo newspapers to communicate on the situation. In the evening, the television news “ICI 19/20” takes place with Layla Landry.
President Emmanuel Macron estimated on Tuesday that “all European states are vulnerable” facing “Islamist terrorism”the day afteran attack which left two dead in Brussels and a few days after that ofArras, France, which cost the life of a teacher.