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Treasure hunters swarm southwest Poland searching for Nazi gold train, authorities take action

  • Railway guards patrolling tracks to prevent gold hunters and history buffs from getting harmed by passing trains near the site where two men allegedly found a Nazi gold train hidden underground near Walbrzych, Poland, on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Authorities have ordered visitors barred from the area for safety reasons. (AP Photo/STR)   POLAND OUT

    Railway guards patrolling tracks to prevent gold hunters and history buffs from getting harmed by passing trains near the site where two men allegedly found a Nazi gold train hidden underground near Walbrzych, Poland, on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Authorities have ordered visitors barred from the area for safety reasons. (AP Photo/STR) POLAND OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - Aug. 28, 2015 file picture of the  potencial site where a Nazi gold train is believed to be hidden, near the city of Walbrzych, Poland. Polish authorities have blocked off a wooded area near a railroad track after scores of treasure hunters swarmed southwest Poland looking for an alleged Nazi gold train. The city of Walbrzych and its surrounding wooded hills are experiencing a gold rush after two men, informed the authorities through their lawyers that they have found a Nazi train with armaments and valuables that reportedly went missing in the spring of 1945. (AP Photo/Str),FILE   POLAND OUT

    FILE - Aug. 28, 2015 file picture of the potencial site where a Nazi gold train is believed to be hidden, near the city of Walbrzych, Poland. Polish authorities have blocked off a wooded area near a railroad track after scores of treasure hunters swarmed southwest Poland looking for an alleged Nazi gold train. The city of Walbrzych and its surrounding wooded hills are experiencing a gold rush after two men, informed the authorities through their lawyers that they have found a Nazi train with armaments and valuables that reportedly went missing in the spring of 1945. (AP Photo/Str),FILE POLAND OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This  Aug. 28, 2015 file picture shows  a  general view of the city of Walbrzych, Poland, near which a Nazi gold train is believed to be hidden. Polish authorities have blocked off a wooded area near a railroad track after scores of treasure hunters swarmed southwest Poland looking for an alleged Nazi gold train. The city of Walbrzych and its surrounding wooded hills are experiencing a gold rush after two men, informed the authorities through their lawyers that they have found a Nazi train with armaments and valuables that reportedly went missing in the spring of 1945.  (AP Photo/Str)   POLAND OUT

    FILE - This Aug. 28, 2015 file picture shows a general view of the city of Walbrzych, Poland, near which a Nazi gold train is believed to be hidden. Polish authorities have blocked off a wooded area near a railroad track after scores of treasure hunters swarmed southwest Poland looking for an alleged Nazi gold train. The city of Walbrzych and its surrounding wooded hills are experiencing a gold rush after two men, informed the authorities through their lawyers that they have found a Nazi train with armaments and valuables that reportedly went missing in the spring of 1945. (AP Photo/Str) POLAND OUT  (The Associated Press)

Polish authorities are taking action against treasure hunters who are swarming the site of an alleged Nazi gold train find in southwestern Poland.

The city of Walbrzych and surrounding wooded hills are experiencing a gold rush after two men said through their lawyers that they have found a Nazi train with armaments and valuables that reportedly went missing in 1945. People with metal detectors are combing the area and its railway tracks.

Provincial governor Tomasz Smolarz said Monday that police, city and railway guards are now blocking the treasure hunters to prevent any accidents with trains running on the tracks. He is also asking the military to examine the site with earth-penetrating equipment.

Authorities said numerous previous verbal reports of a find have only yielded rusty pieces of metal.