Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower evacuated in security alerts

Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower evacuated in security alerts

A French Police spokesman said the Champ de Mars park around the Eiffel Tower was briefly evacuated after a bag filled with ammunition was found.

The areas around the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower in central Paris have been reopened after briefly being evacuated on Tuesday for security alerts, police told Reuters.

The Arc de Triomphe area and surrounding subway stations had been evacuated following a bomb alert, police and witnesses said.

Two local French news sites showed pictures of a blue bag with different kinds of ammunition.

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