Paris’s Louvre museum closes ‘for security reasons’

This photograph taken on September 21, 2023, shows the Louvre Pyramid, designed by Chinese architect Ieoh Ming Pei at the Louvre museum in Paris.
This photograph taken on September 21, 2023, shows the Louvre Pyramid, designed by Chinese architect Ieoh Ming Pei at the Louvre museum in Paris.

The Louvre museum in Paris closes “for security reasons,” while France is on high alert following an Islamist stabbing attack in the northeastern town of Arras.

“The Louvre received a written message stating that there was a risk to the museum and its visitors,” a spokeswoman tells AFP after announcing the closure on social media. “We have decided… to evacuate and close it for the day, while we carry out the necessary checks.”

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