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Armed Guards to Patrol French Beaches this Summer

Police officers armed with automatic pistols will patrol France's beaches for the first time this summer, a national police spokesman said on Wednesday. Around 100 police officers will carry the pistols, rather than the customary telescopic truncheons, when sent on beach safety duties for the peak summer season, the official said. "This is not about a specific terrorist threat to France's beaches but rather a decision to increase security generally given the very high...

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