French police evacuated 6,500 people on Sunday from a Paris suburb in order to defuse a World War Two bomb recently found on a construction site.
The unexploded, 500 kg (1,100 lb) British bomb was discovered on Jan. 27 during works on a site where a Renault car factory once stood in Paris' western Boulogne-Billancourt suburb, local police said.
Authorities evacuated residents in the vicinity as a safety precaution even though the bomb was not considered dangerous. They were able to return to their homes shortly after mid-day.
The factory was used to make vehicles for occupying German forces during World War Two, which made the plant a target for Allied bombers.
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