Eiffel Tower’s evacuation following bomb threat

Eiffel Tower. Image credit: Unsplash


Paris/IBNS: The iconic Eiffel Tower in France’s capital Paris had to be evacuated on Saturday following a bomb threat, media reports said.

SETE, the body which runs the site, evacuated three floors of the Eiffel Tower in central Paris, according to news agency AFP.

At around 1:30 pm (1130 GMT), visitors were safely evacuated from all three floors of the Eiffel Tower as well as the square beneath the monument, it said.

A bomb disposal squad and police teams are scanning the area, including a restaurant located on one of the floors.

“It’s a usual procedure in this kind of situation which however is rare,” a spokeswoman said.

The construction of the Eiffel Tower started in January 1887 and was completed on March 31, 1889. The iconic landmark attracted a total of two million visitors during the World’s Fair of 1889.