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Eiffel Tower reopens after bomb scare

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By Euronews
Eiffel Tower reopens after bomb scare

<p>Hundreds of tourists were evacuated from Paris’ Eiffel Tower on Friday afternoon in response to a bomb alert, but it was found to be a scare and the tower was reopened two hours later, police told Reuters. </p> <p>Police sent a bomb disposal unit to inspect the monument after an anonymous phone call triggered the alert around 2 p.m. (1200 <span class="caps">GMT</span>), but the team found nothing suspicious and the tower was reopened, a police official said. </p> <p>Built in 1889, the 324-metre-high (1,062-foot) iron tower sees some 7 million visitors each year and up to 30,000 a day in the peak summer season. The tower is regularly subject to bomb scares but the threats only cause full evacuations a couple of times a year.</p> <p><span class="caps">REUTERS</span></p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/234992/600x450_0908-eiffel-evacuation-tweet.jpg"/></p> <p><strong>Photo shared by @maryttan two hours ago following bomb threat evacuation of Eiffel Tower</strong></p>