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23 Sep 2020 | 11:03 AM UTC

France: Authorities evacuate Eiffel Tower in Paris due to bomb threat September 23

France News Alert

Authorities evacuate Eiffel Tower in Paris following bomb threat received by police on September 23; follow authority directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/23/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/24/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Paris, Paris

Event

The Eiffel Tower was evacuated on Wednesday, September 23, after a call was made to the police claiming a bomb had been placed in the vicinity of the monument. Police also closed several roads and set up a cordon in the area surrounding the monument. Law enforcement officers are undertaking checks for explosive devices.

Disruptions to transport and business are expected in the area in the coming hours until the authorities give the all clear.

Advice

Those in Paris are advised to avoid the affected area until authorities have given the all clear to return, monitor local media sources for updates, and heed all directives issued by local authorities, including evacuation orders.

 

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