logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

Eiffel Tower Reopens After Bomb Alert

About 1400 people, including tourists and staffs, were evacuated from France's most famous landmark - The Eiffel Tower on Saturday evening, after the local police received a bomb threat from an anonymous caller.

Police said an anonymous call had been received from a phone booth in a Paris suburb warning that explosives had been place around the tower.

The tower was reopened around two-and-a-half hours later after police searches failed to find any suspicious objects.

The anti-terrorism unit is investigating.

French authorities have stepped up counter-terrorism measures in recent weeks amid heightened concern about threats to France over its military campaign against al-Qaeda-linked fighters in Mali which began more than two months ago.

The 1,050ft tall iron lattice tower was built for the 1889 World's Fair, and soon turned into a prestige symbol of modern France.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
Canadian power company Emera has agreed to buy Teco Energy Inc for $27.55 per share in cash as part of efforts to expand into Florida and New Mexico. The announcement sent Teco shares surging 28 percent in after-hours trade on the New York Stock Exchange. Xiaomi Corp., nicknamed the "Apple of China" is planning to launch laptops, a report by Bloomberg said. The Chinese brand has been pausing a direct challenge to major smart phone brands in Asian markets in the recent years. It has planned to win over China, India and Brazil markets those together would account for one third of the worldwide sales. Value-priced fashion apparel and accessories retailer Cato Corp. (CATO) Thursday announced a four percent increase in comparable store sales for August. Sales were for the four week period was up five percent to $67 percent from $63.6 million last year. For the thirty weeks ended August 29, the...
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT