France

Eiffel Tower Reopens After Bomb Alert

Nothing suspicious found

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(Reuters)—Hundreds of tourists were evacuated from the Eiffel Tower on Friday afternoon in response to a bomb alert, but it was found to be a scare and the Paris landmark reopened two hours later, police told Reuters.

Police sent a bomb disposal unit to inspect the monument after an anonymous phone call triggered the alert around 2 p.m. (1200 GMT), but the team found nothing suspicious and the tower was reopened, a police official said.