Eiffel Tower Bomb Threat causes French Officials To React

A bomb threat made to the Eiffel Tower in Paris caused French Officials to evacuate 4,000 tourist.

On Wednesday, a bomb threat and a suspicious package was enough to cause French officials to take action and protect the safety of everyone in the tower.

According to sify news ,No explosives were found, and the site in the French capital was reopened to visitors more than two hours after the original warning, said a Paris police official.

The Eiffel tour is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, and millions of people visit every year, but it is not stranger to bomb threats.

The Eiffel Tower was last evacuated on Oct. 10, 2005, due to a bomb threat. Before that, the landmark was last evacuated on July 22, 2003, due to a fire, reports msnbc.

sify news reports that France is currently at the forefront of an international military operation against Moammar Gadhafi's forces in Libya. It has received general, unspecified threats from extremists in the past related to its troops in Afghanistan and a law banning Islamic face veils in public.

The bomb threat is still under investigation, and the Eiffel tower has since been opened back up to the public


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