Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb threat

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Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb threat

Around 1,400 visitors to the Eiffel Tower were rushed out of the world-famous monument after an anonymous phone call threatening an attack on Saturday night, police said.

By (AFP)

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Published: Sun 31 Mar 2013, 8:44 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 4:14 PM

French police stand guard near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on March 30, 2013. AFPThe tower was reopened after around two and a half hours after police searches failed to find any suspicious objects.

The call came from the Paris suburbs and threatened an attack at 9:30 pm (2030 GMT), police said. Police anti-terrorism officers were investigating.

Bomb alerts targeting monuments and public places happen frequently in Paris, but all alerts are “treated very seriously,” police said.

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