September 14th, 2010
03:45 PM ET

Eiffel Tower, park evacuated for bomb threat

The Eiffel Tower and the park around it were evacuated Tuesday night after a telephoned bomb threat, police said.

The police press office said the alert, which was reported at 8:20 p.m. (2:20 p.m. ET), was being treated as a routine occurrence and was being investigated to determine whether the threat was real.

Some 2,000 people were in the area when the evacuation was ordered, police said, according to BFM-TV . Also evacuated were a number a nearby apartment buildings and businesses, according to news reports.


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  1. laila

    Islam and Muslims DO NOT need to apologize to anyone or anything and the beautiful religion of Islam is here to stay whether people like it or not! Have a great day:))

    September 14, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. a muslim

    A muslims greeting means peace be upon you.. Which says enough about the true meaning of islam

    September 14, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. a muslim

    doofus .... i practice my religion an help others and live in peace the only psycho terrorists iv ever seen are on tv
    if i met one id set em straight they cant justify suicide as a islamic act neither is it a rewarding one as far as islam goes. u take ur life u go to hell , if u kill innocent ppl god will ask you when you die

    September 14, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. a muslim

    If u truly go into the history Christianity,Judaism and islam all fundamentally believe in the same superior being.

    September 14, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. smjjames

    @a muslim: You sound like you're arguing with yourself in the comments up there.....

    September 14, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. a muslim

    remember if u do not want to wear the vail u are commiting a sin, u cant force someone sum ppl need to understand that as much as u want ppl to practice islam u cant force them they need to do it with their own will otherwise its not really practicing islam if sum1 forces u to wear a vail. h dont wana wear 1 ur leaving islam by ur own will gods earth is wide enough for true frenh muslims to leave france and practice islam somewere else

    September 14, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. south african muslim

    They will not bomb the eiffel tower

    September 14, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. smjjames

    Anyways, the full story page says that the inspection is suppoused to be finished by 5 PM EST, and its 5 PM EST now, so..... nothing new from them I guess....

    Also, the newest comments have shifted into the middle of the whole comments string for some reason.

    September 14, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. south african muslim

    If ur a muslim and u blowing people up u will go to hell and be punished for it. The bad 1s will get punished but why discriminate and stereotype the innocent true peace loving muslims

    September 14, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
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