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Arc De Triomphe in Paris Evacuated Over Bomb Alert - Photo, Video

© REUTERS / BENOIT TESSIERA view shows the deserted Arc de Triomphe as lockdown is imposed to slow the spreading of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Paris, France, March 18, 2020.
A view shows the deserted Arc de Triomphe as lockdown is imposed to slow the spreading of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Paris, France, March 18, 2020. - Sputnik International
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The Charles-de-Gaulle Etoile Metro station has been closed pending an investigation.

Inspection of the area surrounding the Arc de Triomphe in Paris is over with nothing suspicious having been found, police said.

Earlier on Tuesday, the area surrounding the monument was evacuated after security services had received a bomb threat.

According to authorities, evacuation in the area started at about 3 pm local time.

Videos from the scene have been posted online.

​According to some sources, a bag full of cartridges was discovered by police in the area. A photo of the alleged discovery has been posted on Twitter. 

A video emerged showing people rushing from the Charles-de-Gaulle Etoile Metro station outside after a security alert was announced.​

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