Eiffel Tower Evacuated For Two Hours Over Bomb Threat – Police
Police said after an inspection, nothing suspicious was found and the Eiffel Tower was able to reopen to visitors.
A police source who spoke anonymously to AFP stated that;
A man phoned up, shouted ‘Allah Akbar’ and said he was going to ‘blow up everything’ at the Eiffel Tower.
A security cordon was put around the monument, traffic diverted and the Eiffel Tower evacuated at 12:15 pm (10:15 GMT).
The tower’s operator, Société d’Exploitation de la tour Eiffel (SETE) in a statement said that after a thorough search nothing was found, the tower was able to reopen at 2:15 pm.
The monument had reopened on June 26 after its longest closure since World War II forced by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Eiffel Tower usually receives about seven million visitors a year, about three-quarters from abroad, although even after reopening numbers are down sharply due to travel restrictions amid the pandemic.