Eiffel Tower evacuated over bomb scare

Eiffel Tower evacuated over bomb scare

Around 1,500 people were evacuated from Paris' iconic tower Eiffel Tower Saturday evening following a bomb threat, police sources said.

Police evacuated the world famous monument after receiving an anonymous call of bomb attempt made from a phone booth, Xinhua reported.

At around 6.30 p.m., the police advised all the people on the site to leave. In less than an hour later, around 1,500 visitors and employees were evacuated peacefully.

A security perimetre was established around La Tour Eiffel, as the Eiffel Tower is called in French, immediately.

Police brought sniffer dogs to search the tower, looking for possible explosives.