18 May 2013

Gun scare at Cannes

1:38 pm on 18 May 2013

A man with a pellet gun and a fake grenade sparked panic at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday.

Two blank shots were reported just before a live television show began on the main thoroughfare, causing many people to flee.

Festival jury members Christophe Waltz and Daniel Auteuil were being interviewed on Le Grand Journal, a French TV programme.

Police say a man is being held and nobody was hurt.