Eiffel Tower Reopening After Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuation

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The Eiffel Tower was evacuated today following a bomb threat, Sky News reports.

The evacuation of the Paris landmark began around 2pm local time. According to Gráinne McCarthy of the Wall Street Journal, the threat was a false alarm and the attraction is now reopening.

Singaporean blogger Mary Tan tweeted pictures from the scene:

#eiffel #tower being evacuated! We are all being made to walk down the stairs... Wonder why?! pic.twitter.com/9ZVRYBLOas

— MaryAroundtheWorld (@maryttan) August 9, 2013

All lines cleared, no one is allowed up to the #eiffeltower and police have set up a barricade. pic.twitter.com/t6fbi3sbqC

— MaryAroundtheWorld (@maryttan) August 9, 2013

This story will be updated as we find out more...



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