26 Feb '11, 11am

Eiffel, Montparnasse towers, evacuated after bomb hoax: PARIS - THE Eiffel Tower and Tour Montparnasse tourist a...

Eiffel, Montparnasse towers, evacuated after bomb hoax: PARIS - THE Eiffel Tower and Tour Montparnasse tourist a...

Around 1,700 people were evacuated from the Eiffel Tower and the monument remained closed for the rest of the evening. -- PHOTO: AFP PARIS - THE Eiffel Tower and Tour Montparnasse tourist attractions were evacuated on Friday evening after hoax bomb calls, police said on Saturday. Two calls from a public booth on Friday led to both Paris landmarks being immediately cleared, police said, confirming a report on the Internet site of Le Parisien newspaper. Around 1,700 people were evacuated from the Eiffel Tower and the monument remained closed for the rest of the evening. Around 300 people evacuated the Tour Montparnasse skyscraper, which reopened later. Nothing was found by bomb disposal experts. It was the third time in recent months that the Eiffel Tower had been the target of a bomb hoax. -- AFP

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