Paris: Eiffel Tower Evacuated After Bomb Scare
The Eiffel Tower and the surrounding Champ de Mars Park were evacuated on Tuesday for the second time in two weeks after a bomb alert.
Police say the fire service had received a call from a public telephone saying there was a suspect package at the tower.
The bomb alert was the fourth in as many weeks.
French security officials said last week the country was on heightened alert after receiving a tip-off of a planned suicide attack on the Paris metro.
The Interior Minister says France is faced with a real terrorist threat. The country faces a backlash from al Qaeda militants in North Africa, and fears grow of an attack from home-grown cells within its borders.