Arc de Triomphe is evacuated following bomb alert: Police set up security perimeter around the area
The French police have set up a security perimeter around the Arc de Triomphe following a bomb threat.
According to local media, police were deployed to the western end of the Champs-Élysées in central Paris, where the famous monument stands, at 3pm today.
The area around the landmark, including part of the Champs-Élysées, has been evacuated, actuParis reports.
The entirety of the roundabout has been cordoned off for a police operation.
Footage uploaded to social media shows traffic being diverted around the juncture with a spacious cordon given.
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