• The Louvre in Paris was evacuated Saturday after receiving a threat.
  • About 15,000 visitors were asked to leave the premises.
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The Louvre in Paris closed early on Saturday and evacuated all visitors after receiving a written threat, The Associated Press and other outlets reported.

Officials said they received a written note that morning “stating there is a risk to the museum and its visitors” and had chosen to evacuate to carry out “essential checks,” according to The Guardian. An estimated 15,000 people were asked to leave, the newspaper said.

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