Man ‘in suicide vest’ threatens to blow himself up outside Iranian embassy in Paris: Area is cordoned off and public evacuated

Police are at the scene of the Iranian consulate in Paris where a man is threatening to blow himself up with a suicide vest, according to local reports. 

The man is currently holed up inside the building in the French capital’s 16th arrondissement. He is reported to be wearing an explosive belt.

The area has been cordoned off and the public evacuated. 

Police ordered the city’s Metro Line 6 to be interrupted as a safety measure. 

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