Bomb scare closes Paris roundabout

2013-04-29 15:53
Arc de Triomphe (Picture: AFP)

Arc de Triomphe (Picture: AFP)

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Paris - The roundabout surrounding the Arc de Triomphe, one of the busiest and most famous in Paris, was evacuated on Monday after a bomb scare, police sources said.

"The whole area is being evacuated," a source told AFP.

"We received an alert around 14:00 and bomb disposal experts are in place already, but we still don't know if this was a false alarm or not."

The evacuation was expected to cause chaos for commuters as the traffic roundabout is hugely busy, and both suburban and subway trains pass underneath it.

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