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Eiffel Tower Evacuated After Bomb Threat

The Eiffel Tower is France’s most emblematic image. (File)


A safety alert Saturday prompted the evacuation of three flooring of the Eiffel Tower in central Paris, France’s most emblematic image which drew 6.2 million guests final yr.

SETE, the physique which runs the location, mentioned bomb disposal consultants in addition to police have been scouring the realm, together with a restaurant situated on one of many flooring.

“It is a normal process in this type of scenario which nevertheless is uncommon,” a spokeswoman mentioned.

Guests have been evacuated from each the three flooring and the sq. below the monument shortly after 1:30 pm (1130 GMT).

Development work on the tower started in January 1887 and was completed on March 31, 1889. It acquired two million guests throughout the World’s Truthful of 1889.

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