Abandoned luggage sparks evacuation at Eiffel Tower
The iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris has been evacuated after security services spotted an abandoned piece of luggage, French outlet BFMTV reports. Visitors have been posting pictures online of police cordoning off the entrance. According to BMFTV, a backpack was the likely trigger of the evacuation. People posted pictures of a heavy security presence at the monument, saying law enforcers were ”are all over” the place. Soldiers and police armed with assault rifles were spotted in front of the Eiffel Tower’s entrance. Some people at the site had said previously that a “suspicious” package had caused the evacuation.