Paris bomb alert: Police evacuate Place Vendome

POLICE evacuated Place Vendome in the centre of Paris earlier this evening after a delivery van was left abandoned.

Police sealed off Place Vendome in central Paris earlier this evening after a delivery van was left abandoned.

The authorities blocked off the area until it was deeemed safe.

Twitter user, Andrei Vaitovich, said it was a false alarm.  

People close by to the location took to Twitter to warn others to avoid the area. 

According to one French source, a delivery lorry has been abandoned at the site. 

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source: Express