December 2, 2023

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Terror alert in France: Louvre Museum and Palace of Versailles in Paris evacuated

Terror alert in France: Louvre Museum and Palace of Versailles in Paris evacuated
The company had to close its doors after receiving written threats

He Paris LouvreThe most visited museum in the world, and Palace of Versailles were empty This Saturday Fear of terrorist attacksA day later A young Chechen Islamist kills a teacher Inside the high school in Arras (north). At the Paris train station Gare de Leon They also left because of the bomb threat.

The Louvre was decided upon after acquiring the museum Written threats.

“For security reasons, the Louvre Museum is closing its doors today, Saturday, October 14. Those who booked a visit today will be refunded,” the company indicated in a message on social networks.

According to the French press, they had to evacuate 15,000 visitorsAfter receiving the museum a A bomb threat was writtenAccording to local media.

The company had to close its doors after receiving written threats

In 2022, the Louvre will receive approx 8 million people and is one of the major world tourist destinations.

For its part, the Palace of Versailles, one of the main tourist attractions in France, began to be evacuated for a reason. Bomb alertHe pointed out AFP A police source.

The notification came through an anonymous message sent to the complaints portal

The announcement came via an anonymous tip sent to a complaints portal, the source said, adding that the grand royal residence built by Louis XIV in the 17th century would be located 20km west of Paris. Closed all day.

Discharge takes place after one day Young Chechen Mohammad M. High school teacher Dominique Bernard was stabbed to death this FridayAged 57, within the company of Gambetta in Arras (North).

Amidst the buzz of this new Islamist attack, the French President’s office reported this Saturday 7,000 soldiers will be withdrawn from Operation Sentinel Until this Monday, across French territory in response to a terror alert being raised.

Knife-wielding man kills teacher in France

Since 2012, jihadist attacks in France have killed 272 dead and 1,200 injuredEspecially in 2015 and 2016.

France The alert level was raised on Friday after an attack at a school in the northeastern French city of Arras. AFP Prime Minister’s Office, Elizabeth Bourne.

The situation was raised after a security meeting attended by the President. Emmanuel MacronThe office said.

This warning level, The highest in the French defense systemIt entails “maximum vigilance and security immediately after an imminent threat of terrorist activity or attack”. France info.

According to French Interior Minister Gérard Dorman, there is “no concrete threat” of an attack, although he argued that the move was due to a “very negative environment”.

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives at the Campetta Institute in Arras, northeastern France, Friday, Oct. 13, 2023. (Ludovic Marin, Poole via AP)

By this decision of Dharman, the Government “Tell all French people and all administrations to be careful”. The counter-terrorism alert also allows for the strengthening of the French police’s capabilities.

Therefore, the interior minister regretted what happened at the institution in northern France this morning and recognized that the authorities had to be “more firm” and protect people “even more”.

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In this regard, the Home Secretary has admitted that the government has information that shows “beyond doubt” the link between the attack on the institute and the current situation in the Middle East.

Without going into further details, Minister Dharman’s social media confirmed the arrest of the person responsible for the attack. The assailant, in his 20s, screamed “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is great) According to sources cited by public television and who pointed to the suspect’s Chechen origins.

The Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed the formal opening of an investigation, which would not normally be taken up if it is considered from the first moment to be an incident without any kind of political motive.

(With information from EFE and AFP)