The largest museum in the world was closed this Saturday (Oct 14) for security reasons; French police did not provide details about the case
The Louvre Museum, in Paris (France) announced on its X account (formerly Twitter) that it will reopen normally on Sunday (October 15, 2023). The announcement was made after the tourist attraction was closed this Saturday (Oct 14) for security reasons following a suspected terrorist attack. The museum and the Paris police did not provide details about the possible threat.
The public visiting the site this Saturday (Oct 14) was removed after a Louvre spokeswoman told AFP what “received a written message stating that there was a risk to the museum and its visitors”.
The Palace of Versailles, in France, was also evacuated this Saturday (Oct 14) after a bomb threat. Until the publication of this report, the royal castle, located about 30 km from Paris, did not provide any updates on the case or prospects for reopening.
The dispersions took place after the French government declared, on Friday (Oct 13), a state of alert for attacks due to an attack by a man on a school in Arras, in northern France. The episode caused the death of a teacher and left 3 people injured.