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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Arc De Triomphe Evacuated over Bomb Threat, Bag of Ammo Found

French authorities called for an evacuation at the Arc de Triomphe monument after a bomb threat was issued after police found a bag “likely to contain explosives” in Champ de Mars.

French authorities called for an evacuation at the Arc de Triomphe monument after a bomb threat was issued after police found a bag “likely to contain explosives” in Champ de Mars.

All lines were stopped at the Charles de Gaulle station, while road traffic came to a standstill on the Etoile roundabout and part of the Champs-Élysées.

Footage circulating social media showed people running up the escalators at Charles-de-Gaulle Etoile metro station after the evacuation order was issued. 

Police were sent to the western end of the Champs-Élysées in central Paris at around 3 pm local and cordoned off the area around the landmark to prevent anyone from going to the area. 

ActuParis reported that police dogs were deployed alongside France’s demining unit to find and defuse a bombs. 

This is a developing story. 

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