Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Eiffel Tower bomb threat

Eiffel Tower was immediately closed to tourists Tuesday evening due to bomb threat. An anonymous caller used a phone booth to warn firefighters about the bomb inside the Eiffel. The management that runs the tower decided to asked police to evacuate the tourists inside the tower.

The French government alerted their forces for terrorist attack after they pass a bill banning burqa style Islamic veil in France. Also last week National Police Chief Frederic Pechenard suspected that al-Qaida's North African branch is plotting a bomb attack in crowded places in France.

French policemen surrounded the tower and place red and white police tape. Bomb experts search the whole tower for any suspected baggage or bomb equipments. After the tower were cleared, tourists were allowed to go back inside.

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