Paris police barricade Eiffel Tower after bomb risk

Paris, September 23

Paris police have blockaded the world across the Eiffel Tower after a phone-in bomb risk.

Police vehicles and tape surrounded the streets under the tower and the bridge stretching throughout the Seine River to Trocadero Plaza.

Some vacationers had been nonetheless strolling within the space, nevertheless it was unclear if any had been nonetheless contained in the tower on Wednesday.

Two cops on the scene advised The Associated Press that the operation was the results of a phone-in bomb risk. Eiffel Tower administration didn’t reply to requests for remark.

The 131-year-old tower will get about 25,000 vacationers every day in regular years, however visits are down this yr due to coronavirus journey restrictions. While the Eiffel Tower is scheduled to be open day by day, it sometimes closes due to suicide threats, bomb threats or labour strikes. AP


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