Eiffel Tower Bomb Alert: Famed Attraction Re-opened After Evacuation

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 9, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

An evacuation of the Eiffel Tower in Paris was ordered on Friday after a bomb alert.

Hundreds of tourists left the attraction after police sent a bomb disposal unit to inspect the monument after an anonymous phone call triggered the alert around 2 p.m. local time, reported Reuters

The team found nothing suspicious and the tower opened about two and a half hours later, a police official said. 

The police were deeming the alert a hoax, reported Sky News

Similar full evacuations happen a couple of times each year, while bomb scares happen regularly.

The last evacuation was on March 30, when a bomb scare through another anonymous call forced up to 1,400 people to leave the tower. 

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.