Area outside Louvre in Paris evacuated Sunday

Police were investigating a security threat. (NBC RAW)

The area right around the Louvre museum in Paris was evacuated Sunday after a security alert.

A Paris police press officer told NBC that police were alerted and carried out procedures to “lift any doubt” there is a threat to security.

Video showed people being evacuated from the area.

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron plans to hold his election party at the Esplande du Louvre, with the museum in the background should he win Sunday’s election.



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