The police have evacuated the Eiffel Tower after receiving a bomb threat. All the tourists that were visiting the building were quickly directed outside.
UPDATE 01:25: According to Yahoo News a police officer declared that no bomb has been found: “It was a false alarm”. This could be a response to the Senate law that bans the Islamic scarf in public places. The measure will start to count from the spring of 2011.
UPDATE 00:00: According to BBC 2000 persons were evacuated, mostly French tourists. The French police are still searching the area.
UPDATE 23:25: The law enforcements have made a circle around the tower. The bomb alarm was given through an anonymous call.
According to BBC 25.000 persons were evacuated at around 21.00. At this moment authorities are searching the zone to validate the threat.
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