Louvre courtyard briefly evacuated

Credit: David Ramos

Credit: David Ramos

The courtyard of the Louvre in Paris, where French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was due to speak later Sunday, was briefly evacuated after a suspicious bag was found, Reuters reported.

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Paris police said they made security checks in the area of the museum as a precaution and later added that the situation there had returned to normal.

Macron, who is favored to defeat the far right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen in an election for president on Sunday, is due to address his supporters at the grounds of the Louvre in the evening after results are posted.