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|Subject: That Eiffel Tower Bomb Threat Didn't Amount to Much Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:35 pm|| |
The Eiffel Tower was evacuated Saturday evening after local police received a bomb threat from an anonymous caller, L'Express reports. The call said the attack would occur around 9:30 p.m. local time, which was about 20 minutes ago. As of this posting, the Eiffel Tower was still standing.
Some 1,500 people, including shopkeepers and tower security, were forced down from the monument and into the Champs-de-Mars as Paris police ascended with teams of bomb-sniffing dogs. Paris' anti-terrorism squad are on the scene investigating, too. The source of the call is currently unknown, but according to Le Parisien it originated from a phone booth in a Paris suburb.
more here: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2013/03/eiffel-tower-bomb-threat-didnt-amount-much/63713/