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Car with gas cans found at French factory, police say

Police discovered a suspicious vehicle filled with gas canisters in a parking lot near two factories in eastern France on Friday, government officials said. 

The vehicle was parked near two factories in Chasse-sur-Rhone, according to a government press release. People reported seeing a leak. 

Fourteen gas cans were found inside, a police source told BMFTV. Officials evacuated about 200 employees in the factories and urged residents to avoid the area.

The incident was cleared a short time later. 

It was unclear who the car belonged to.