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Eiffel Tower Evacuation: Full Story & Must-See Details

Eiffel Tower Evacuation: Full Story & Must-See Details

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The Eiffel Tower was evacuated due to a “suspicious package.” The bomb squad is on the scene investigating.

What Happened?

A bomb squad responded to the Eiffel Tower after a suspicious package was found.

Andrew Miller tweeted: “Just had to evacuate the Eiffel Tower. Already far away, but hoping nothing serious is going on and that those still around are safe.”

Tourists have been restricted to the other side of the river.

Just yesterday a man attempted to drive his car into a crowd of worshipers outside a mosque in Creteil, a suburb of Paris.

France has been on high alert since the terror attacks in Paris in 2015.


Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.

The Eiffel Tower is visited by more than seven million people every years. Construction on the iconic structure began in January 1887.

Last month, the Paris city council approved a $20 million bulletproof glass wall to be erected around the Eiffel Tower. It will stand at just over 8-feet high and will surround the structure.

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