Eiffel Tower reopens after bomb hoax

Paris's reopened to visitors on Wednesday shortly after being , Reuters witness said. A police source said the tower was evacuated after police received a call suggesting a bomb had been placed there.

The Eiffel Tower was for several hours on Wednesday after police received a call suggesting a bomb had been placed there.

The Paris monument had been searched and no explosives found, a police spokeswoman said. It reopened at about 2.25 p.m. (1225 GMT).

Several hundred people, including tourists, restaurant staff and workmen were led away from the tower in the late morning.

"It was an orderly evacuation, there was no panic," said Manuel, a tour guide on site when the evacuation order was given.






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