Eiffel Tower evacuated after threatening phone call

The Eiffel Tower has been completely evacuated following a threatening phone call, a police official told Reuters.

The 324-metre-high (1,062-foot) iron tower was evacuated around 3pm local time and has yet to reopen.

The Eiffel Tower has been completely evacuated following a threatening phone call Credit: PA

The unnamed police official could not give any other details.

The Eiffel Tower is regularly subject to bomb scares which only cause full evacuations a couple of times a year.