Eiffel Tower Evacuated But Paris Police Say It Was A False Alarm

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(Photo: Pascal Rossignol / Reuters)
(Photo: Pascal Rossignol / Reuters)

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Armed police cleared tourists out of the Eiffel Tower, France’s most iconic building, amid heightened security fears amid a spate of terror attacks.

Police said the evacuation of the Paris landmark on Friday night followed a false alarm, Reuters has reported.

France is on high alert after a string of militant attacks, including in Paris last year, in Nice on Bastille Day, and most recently last week’s murder of a priest in Normandy.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.

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