Bomb threat reported near Jackson Square in the French Quarter
A bomb threat has been reported at the edge of Jackson Square in the French Quarter, New Orleans police said at
9:30 a.m. Friday.
Officers are at St. Ann and Decatur streets (map) and they are asking the public to avoid the area.
They said a suspicious device has been found at the location.
Streets are closed and the immediate area has been evacuated, NOPD said. Decatur Street is closed from
Wilkinson to Dumaine streets, according to police.
The area from Decatur to Wilkinson to Dumaine to the rear of the St. Louis Cathedral is closed to the public,
NOPD said. The closed area includes Jackson Square and the cathedral.
Police are also asking the public to avoid the 500 block of Dauphine Street (map) in the French Quarter.
They said someone has barricaded themselves inside a building and police are at the scene
New Orleans police and U.S. Marshals were on Dauphine Street as of 10 a.m. The situation is not a SWAT roll,
an NOPD spokesman said but didn’t release any more details.