Eiffel Tower Evacuated After Call 'Threatening To Detonate Bomb'
The Eiffel Tower has been evacuated and sealed off after a man reportedly threatened to detonate a bomb.
According to local reports, there is a cordon covering a large area surrounding the landmark, with police urging people to stay away.
Les abords de la Tour Eiffel sont bouclés par la police. Il y a une alerte à la bombe. La circulation est déviée Quai Branly. - @BFMParis pic.twitter.com/WZnWytKk0f
- Barthelemy Bolo (@B2Bolo) September 23, 2020
Local media has reported that police were alerted to the Parisian landmark after they were told over the phone that a bomb had been placed in the tower.
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French journalist Amaury Bucco tweeted: "Perimeter of Tour Eiffel cordoned off, police operation in progress," citing a police source.
According to MailOnline, armed officers were seen at a cordon and explosives teams were searching the site.
LADbible has reached out to police on Paris for confirmation.
More to follow...
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