Eiffel Tower reopens after bomb hoax

Reuters
Paris, France Published: Sep 23, 2020, 07:35 PM(IST)

People walk on the Trocadero Plaza in front of Eiffel Tower (file photo)  Photograph:( AFP )

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The Eiffel Tower was evacuated for several hours on Wednesday after police received a call suggesting a bomb had been placed there

The Eiffel Tower was evacuated for several hours on Wednesday after police received a call suggesting a bomb had been placed there.

The Paris monument had been searched and no explosives found, a police spokeswoman said. It reopened at about 2.25 p.m. (1225 GMT).

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Several hundred people, including tourists, restaurant staff and workmen were led away from the tower in the late morning.

"It was an orderly evacuation, there was no panic," said Manuel, a tour guide on site when the evacuation order was given.

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