Paris – On Saturday night at around 19:00 local time, the Eiffel Tower in Paris was evacuated after an anonymous phone threat occurred. The Eiffel Tower in Paris was visited by a lot of people every day.
About 1, 400 people were estimated visiting the Eiffel Tower when France’s anti-terrorism police received the phone threat. They decided to evacuate the people and clear out the Eiffel Tower. The tower received a lot of threat in recent years. Like in year 2011, about 4, 000 people were evacuated from it.
To keep everyone safe, the France’s police set up security perimeter around the Eiffel Tower, one of the most famous monument and tourist spot. The searched took several hours, reported by local media.
An unusual decision was made, even the security guards of the Eiffel Tower were ordered to leave and clear the area. The police with their sniffer dogs searched the area for the possibility that an explosive was present and the threat was true and not just a prank.
Security on Eiffel Tower was doubled and steeped because of many threats to the Eiffel Tower and also to France itself because of its military operations in Mali.