The police cordoned off the area after a bomb threat this Wednesday, September 23, 2020. -
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The Eiffel Tower on alert.
This Wednesday, at the end of the morning, an anonymous phone call explained to the police that a bomb had been deposited within the monument which was immediately evacuated as a precaution.
The neighborhood was cordoned off by the police.
Checks were also ordered.
"The monument was evacuated from noon, on-site checks are underway," confirms with the
, the Eiffel Tower operating company.
After three and a half months of confinement, the Eiffel Tower, which welcomes six million visitors each year, reopened its doors at the end of June.
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