French police: Bomb threat at Palace of Versailles, evacuation underway

A photo shows the  Palace of Versailles, west of Paris, on September 20, 2023, on the first day of a British royal state visit to France. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)
A photo shows the Palace of Versailles, west of Paris, on September 20, 2023, on the first day of a British royal state visit to France. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)

France’s Palace of Versailles was being evacuated on Saturday after a bomb threat, police sources tell AFP.

The alert came via an anonymous message online, a source close to the matter says, adding that the palace, a major tourist attraction, would be closed at least for the rest of the day.

This comes after the Louvre was shuttered amid threats earlier in the day amid spiraling tensions following a deadly Islamist stabbing at a school yesterday.

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