Well-known Paris region Place Vendome is currently on lockdown, following a bomb alert after the discovery of a suspicious package.

 

DIRECT ???????? #Paris La place Vendôme évacuée suite à une alerte à la bombe vers 18h30. La manifestation des @efFRONTees stoppée avant d'arriver devant le ministère de la Justice. pic.twitter.com/E6oIYLQ0Nk

— Actu17 (@Actu17) November 14, 2017

Local reports note that part of Rue Saint-Honore and Rue de Castiglione is cordoned off.

As The Daily Star reports, protesters demonstrating outside the Ministry of Justice have been evacuated amid reports of a bomb threat.

Police are investigating a suspect backpack left behind at the busy district of Paris, according to reports.

Eyewitness pictures and video from the scene show a police cordon has been put in place with several vehicles blocking roads.

Writing on Twitter, a reporter at the scene said police suggested "Louis Vuitton boutique was mentioned as target".

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