Iconic Paris Monument Eiffel Tower Evacuated, Barricaded After Bomb Threat

Paris: Following a bomb threat, several hundred people were evacuated from the Eiffel Tower while the surrounding area was cordoned off on Wednesday.

Paris police received an anonymous call informing that a bomb had been placed under the 131-year-old iconic monument. Searches were being carried out, news agencies have reported.

Streets around the Eiffel were immediately barricaded and a nearby bridge that stretches across the Seine River to Trocadero Plaza was temporarily closed.

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