Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb threat

Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb threat

The Eiffel Tower was evacuated after receiving an anonymous phone call claiming a bomb had been planted there.

Armed police cordoned off the area and established a security perimeter, while French media reported that explosives teams were searching the site.

Videos posted on social media showed police cars at the foot of the tower, with one poster tweeting: ‘Perimeter of Tour Eiffel cordoned off, police operation in progress.’

Roads leading to the landmark, in Paris’s 7th arrondissement, have been closed while people are being told to avoid the area.

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