A man set himself on fire shortly before 6 p.m. at Pigalle station in Paris,
from a police source this Thursday, April 15.
A user intervened with a fire extinguisher to put out the fire.
Line 2 traffic is interrupted between Barbès-Rochechouart and Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile, RATP said on Twitter, which evokes a passenger incident.
The resumption of traffic, initially estimated at around 6.30 pm, would finally be around 7.15 pm for line 2. On the line 12 side, the Pigalle station has however reopened.
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On the Place Pigalle, near the metro station, firefighters and police are present.
According to a witness, smoke was emerging from one of the two exits.
Several young people are in shock and have been taken care of by the firefighters.
Place Pigalle after a passenger incident in the metro.
Near the Pigalle metro station, firefighters arrived on site.