Iconic Eiffel Tower In Paris Barricaded After Bomb Threat

 - Sakshi Post

PARIS: The area around Eiffel Tower on Wednesday have been blockaded by the Paris police after a phone-in bomb threat.

Police cars and tape surrounded the streets below the tower and the bridge stretching across the Seine River to Trocadero Plaza, as reported by an international news agency.

A spokesperson said that the evacuation was a precautionary measure after the police got the anonymous call.

The 131-year-old tower gets about 25,000 tourists daily in normal years, but visits are down this year because of COVID-19 travel restrictions.
While the Eiffel Tower is scheduled to be open every day, it occasionally closes because of suicide threats, bomb threats or labor strikes.

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