Eiffel evacuated over false bomb alert
- Published: 9/08/2013 at 10:58 PM
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PARIS - The Eiffel Tower was evacuated Friday over a bomb alert, management at the Paris tourist spot said, but was reopened to the public several hours later.
People queue to visit the Eiffel tower on Friday after the monument reopened its door following its evacuation over a bomb alert. (AFP photo)
Visitors to the Paris landmark were all asked to leave at 1230 GMT (7.30pm Thailand time) after the unspecified alert, and the monument was reopened at 1430 GMT after police determined it was safe.
Security threats at Paris landmarks are common, although Friday's incident comes at a particularly sensitive time after the United States issued a global terror alert.
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