A bomb threat emptied the Afeil Tower, blocking the area (VIDEO)

A bomb threat emptied the Afeil Tower, blocking the area.

The Eiffel Tower in Paris was evacuated due to a bomb threat, DPA reported, citing the management of the tower and the police.

Police have confirmed that a bomb threat has been received and an operation is under way in the area. They cordoned off the area to search for explosives.

The management of the facility - one of the most famous tourist attractions in the French capital - said the tower had been evacuated.

According to unofficial information, an anonymous man called the police and said that a bomb had been planted in a place that is usually visited by tens of thousands of people every day.

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