1. French police urged the public to avoid the area around the famous Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris on Thursday evening following reports of a shooting.
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2. “A police operation is underway in the area of the #ChampsÉlysées,” Paris police wrote on Twitter. “Avoid the area and follow the directions of the police forces.”
Coming back from a run, Champs Elysées is a mess.. #paris
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3. The US State Department also told people to avoid the area and monitor local news.
“Authorities are telling people to avoid the area after a shooting,” the department said in a tweet.