Louvre and Versailles evacuated: bomb alert in Paris

Louvre and Versailles evacuated: bomb alert in Paris

Exceptional closure of the Louvre Museum in Paris, the most visited in the world due to…Security reasons“commitment toTerrorism alert Which has been raised since yesterday to the highest level in all of France: a measure taken after a young man attacked a school in Arras, killing a teacher and wounding two other people while chanting “Allahu Akbar.” According to a statement by the administration, the closure at 12 noon on Saturday came due to “verification procedures” after “The Louvre received a letter Written indicating a danger to the museum and its visitors. We have chosen to evacuate and close it for the day while we perform basic checks.”

Paris and the Louvre evacuated due to bomb threat: the museum is surrounded by police

“I recently went in with my wife and son,” he says. Republic Italian Emmanuel Silvi is on vacation in the French capital. “We were going to the first floor to see the Mona Lisa. But as we were going up, the security guards’ alarm went off They blocked us They told us to get out. He confirms that the museum has been completely evacuated. Now he is surrounded by the police.”

After the Louvre was evacuated and closed in the early afternoon, it was the turn of another symbolic place: the Palace of Versailles, which was evacuated due to a bomb threat. It will remain closed for the rest of the day. The bomb threat was raised after an anonymous message on the site moncommissariat.fr.

Yesterday, the Borne government raised the alert for attacks in France to the highest level, after a teacher was killed in Arras by an extremist Muslim student.

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