Agence France-PresseMarch 30, 2013 17:00
Visitors to the Eiffel Tower have been evacuated from Paris's iconic monument, following an anonymous phone call announcing an attack Saturday night, a police source told AFP.
About 1,400 people were evacuated and a security perimeter has been set up around the monument, the source said.
The call came from the Paris suburbs and threatened an attack at 9:30 pm (2030 GMT). The anti-terrorism unit is investigating.
Bomb alerts targeting monuments and public places happen frequently in the French capital, but all alerts are "treated very seriously," the police source said.